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The monument to the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on the summit of Little Round Top. (39.792121 N , 77.236583 W; Google map; Tour map: Little Round Top)

Monument to the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

The granite monument stands over 25 and a half feet high and is in the form of a castle tower. Bronze tablets are inset on three sides and it is topped with the Maltese cross that is the symbol of the Fifth Corps. The monument was dedicated b the State of Pennslvania on September 12, 1889.

It is a few feet away from a smaller monument to the 91st which has become a tribute to General Weed and Captain Hazlett. This was the original monument to the 91st erected by veterans of the regiment. When state funds became available to build a larger monument in 1889 the original was moved thirty feet to the east to a nearby boulder already inscribed to Lt. Hazlett and new inscriptions were added to honor both Hazlett and Weed.

The 91st Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph H. Sinex. It brought 258 men to the field, losing 3 killed and 16 wounded.

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-2D

From the front of the main monument:

91st Penna. Infantry.

3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 5th Corps

From the front (east) panel:

July 2. Moving at the double-quick in the evening, the regiment took position here and  having aided in repulsing the attack of the enemy upon this line, remained until the close of the battle.

From the north panel:

Present at Gettysburg 258 officers and men. Killed and died of wounds 4 men. Wounded 2 officers 13 men.
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Recruited in Philadelphia.
Mustered in Sept & Dec. 1861,
Re-enlisted Dec. 26, 1863,
Mustered out July 10, 1865

Original monument to the 91st Pennsylvania on Little Round Top, now the Hazlett-Weed monument

Original monument to the 91st Pennsylvania on Little Round Top,
now the Hazlett-Weed monument

From the smaller monument, located just to the east:

91 P.V.V.  Reg.

Position July 2 ,3, 4, 1863.

Erected by the 91 Reg P.V.
in memory of Brig. Gen. Weed 
3 Brig. 2 Div. 5 A.C.
 and Lt. Chs. E. Hazlett

5th U.S. Arty. who fell
at this spot July 2, 1863

Left flank marker for the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

Left flank marker

Flank markers for the 91st Pennsylvania (right) and the 146th New York (left) at the foot of the boulder on Little Round Top that supports the statue of General G. K. Warren.

Flank markers for the 91st Pennsylvania (right) and
the 146th New York (left) at the foot of the boulder on
Little Round Top that supports the statue of General G. K. Warren.

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