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The monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania is southeast of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill.(39.821917 N, 77.229215 W; Google map; Tour map: East Cemetery Hill) Dedicated by the State of Pennsylvania in 1889, it is topped by the crescent moon symbol of the Union 11th Army Corps.

Monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

The 73rd Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Daniel F. Kelly.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-2D

From the front of the monument:

73rd Penna Infantry

July 2nd. In the morning took position in the Cemetery. At dusk moved hastily to this position and in a severe contest assisted in repulsing a desperate assault on these batteries.

Monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

From the right side:

11th Corps

Present at Gettysburg
14 officers 318 men.
Killed 7 men wounded 27 men.

Organized at Philadelphia.
Mustered in Sept. 19 1861.
Re-enlisted Jan. 1 1864.
Mustered out July 14 1865.

Total enrollment 1260.
Killed and died of wounds 5 officers 96 men.
Died of disease 114 men.
Wounded 18 officers 303 men.
Captured or missing 11 officers 160 men.
Total 34 officers 573 men.

July 1st. The Regiment arrived on Cemetery Hill at 2 p.m. and at a later hour moved into the town near the square to cover the retreat of the Corps.

Bas-relief from the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

Bas-relief from the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

From the left side:

Cross Keys, Rappahannock River, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Pine Knob, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, March to the Sea, Savannah, Durham Station (surrender)

July 3rd. Returned to its former position in the Cemetery and assisted in repulsing the enemy’s final assault.

Monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the Gettysburg battlefield

Looking north on Cemetery Hill. The equestrian monument to Major General Oliver O. Howard is on the right, looking down on the monument to Battery I, 1st New York Light Artillery. The overgrown patches are demilunes; crescent-moon shaped earthworks thrown up to protect individual artillery pieces and their crew.The Park Service lets the grass grow long on the demilunes to help preserve them.

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