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“The Wild Cat Regiment”

The monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road. (Emmitsburg Rd. & Sickles Ave. tour map)

Monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

Monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry

The granite monument to the 105th Pennsylvania is just under fifteen and a half feet tall. Its top is incised with the diamond symbol of the Third Corps on all four sides. A round bronze relief of the head of a wildcat is on the front of the monument just above a bronze tablet of the Coat of Arms of the State of Pennsylvania. The monument was dedicated on September 11, 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The 105th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg

The 105th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Calvin A. Craig, a merchant from Greenville, who was wounded on July 2nd.

Official Records thumbnail See Colonel Craig’s Official Report on the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg
3rd Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 1st Brigade1st Division3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac 3C-1D

From the front of the monument:

105th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps
July 2nd. Position from 2 to 4 p.m.
Moved across the Emmitsburg road. Being outflanked the Regiment
changed front facing south and formed line along the lane at right
angles to the road from which it retired fighting.

Present at Gettysburg 17 officers 257 men
Killed or died of wounds 2 officers 18 men
Wounded 13 officers 95 men
Missing 9 men.
Total loss 132.

Wild Cat Regiment

 From the rear of the monument:

In retiring joined 2d
Division 3d Corps
and recapturing with
the aid of other troops
3 guns of Battery C, 5th
U.S. Artillery

From the right side:

Yorktown   Mine Run.
Williamsburg   Wilderness.
Fair Oaks   Spotsylvania.
Oak Grove   North Anna.
Glendale   Totopotomoy.
Malvern Hill   Cold Harbor.
Bristoe Stn   Petersburg.
2d Bull Run    Strawberry Plains.
Chantilly    Deep Bottom.
Fredericksburg    Poplar Springs Church. Chancellorsville   Boyton Road
Gettysburg   Hatcher’s Run.
Auburn    Amelia Springs.
Kelly’s Ford   Appomattox

See more on the history of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

The monument to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment is one mile south of Gettysburg on the east side of Emmitsburg Road, at its intersection with United States Avenue. (39°48’15.4″N 77°14’52.5″W)