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The monument to the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road.(Peach Orchard tour map) It is topped by the red diamond that is the symbol of the 1st Division of the 3rd Army Corps. The monument was dedicated on September 11, 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Monument to the 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

The 63rd Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel John A. Danks, an ironworker from Vanango County.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 1st Brigade1st Division3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac 11C-1D

From the front of the monument:

63d Pennsylvania Infantry
Mustered in at Pittsburgh PA August – September 1861
Mustered out July 31st – September 9th 1864
1st Brigade 1st Division 3d Corps

From the rear of the monument:

Present at Gettysburg 296 officers and men
Killed 1 man: Wounded 3 officers and 26 men
Captured or missing 4 men

From the left side of the monument:

Pohick Church – Kettle Run
Yorktown – Groveton
Williamsburg – 2d Bull Run
Fair Oaks – Chantilly
Oak Grove – Fredericksburg
Glendale – Chancellorsville
Malvern Hill – Gettysburg

From the right side of the monument:

Wapping Heights – North Anna
Auburn – Totopotomoy
Kelly’s Ford – Cold Harbor
Mine Run – Petersburg
Wilderness – Strawberry Plains
Spotsylvania – Deep Bottom

Bureau Bros. Phila

Location of the monument

The monument to the 63rd Pennsylvania is south of Gettysburg on the northwest corner of the intersection of Emmitsburg Road and Millerstown – Wheatfield Road. (39°48’06.5″N 77°15’00.4″W)

See more on the history of the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War