There are two monuments to the 99th Pennsylvania Volunteers on the Gettysburg battlefield. The original monument, now on Hancock Avenue, is on Page two.
The new monument (on this page) was dedicated at the Devil’s Den in 1889. (39.792372 N, 77.242264 W; Tour map: Devil’s Den; Google maps to both monuments) The startlingly modern design incorporates both the diamond symbol of the 3rd Army Corps and the keystone symbol of Pennsylvania.
The 99th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major John W. Moore. It brought 339 men to the field.
|Color Sergeant Harvey M. Munsell of Company A was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 2d and 3rd for “Gallant and courageous conduct as color bearer.” Munsell carried the colors of the 99th Pennsylvania in 13 engagements.|
From the front of the monument at the Devil’s Den:
99th Pennsylvania Infantry
Fought on this line in the afternoon of July 2nd.
Present at Gettysburg 339 Officers and men.
Killed and died of wounds 1 officer and 24 men.
Wounded 4 officers and 70 men.
Captured or missing 11 men.
From the left side:
Recruited in Phila and Lancaster Counties.
Mustered in July 21 1861 to January 18 1862.
Re-enlisted January 1864,
Mustered out July 1 1865.
Total enrollment 2140
From the rear:
Killed and died of wounds 9 officers and 115 men
Died of disease & c 1 officer and 116 men
Wounded 27 officers and 337 men
Captured or missing 2 officers and 153 men
From the right side:
2nd Bull Run North Anna
White’s Ford Cold Harbor
Chancellorsville Strawberry Plains
Gettysburg Deep Bottom
Wapping Heights Poplar Springs
Auburn Boydton Road
Kelly’s Ford Hatcher’s Run
Mine Run Petersburg Watkins’ House
Wilderness Amelia Springs
Go to Page Two for the Hancock Avenue monument to the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry