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“Scott Legion”

There are two monuments to the 68th Pennylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment near the Peach Orchard on the Gettysburg battlefield. The first is on Emmitsburg Road and was dedicated by the survivors of the regiment in 1886. The second, larger monument along Wheatfield Road was dedicated in 1888 by the State of Pennsylvania.(Both in Peach Orchard tour map)

The 68th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin. He took command of the brigade on July 2 as senior surviving colonel after Brigadier General Graham was wounded and captured. Captain Milton S. Davis then took over the regiment.

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

Monument on Wheatfield Road

Monument to the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Wheatfield at Gettysburg

Looking north at the Wheatfield Road monument. The Klingle barn is in the distance on the left.

From the front of the monument on Wheatfield Road:

68th Penna. Infantry
Scott Legion

This monument marks the left of the regiment while supporting Clark’s Battery July 2nd 1863.

The right resting 150 feet north as indicated by flank marker, In the afternoon the Regiment advanced southward into the Peach Orchard where its other monument stands and engaged the enemy. July 3rd and 4th. The regiment was in line with the division on left centre.
Present at Gettysburg
383 officers and men
Killed 3 officers and 10 men
Wounded 5 officers and 117 men
Captured or missing 13 men

1st Brig. 1st Div. Third Corps

From the right (west) side of the monument :

Recruited in the counties of Philadelphia Montgomery and Chester

Mustered in September 2nd 1862
Mustered out June 9th 1865
Total enrollment 1049

Killed and died of wounds 10 officers, 58 men, Total 68
Wounded 11 officers and 155 men, Total 166
Captured or Missing 3 officers 100 men, Total 103

From the left (east) side of the monument :

Wapping Heights
Kelly’s Ford
Mine Run
Guinea Station

Monument to the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Wheatfield at Gettysburg

Looking northeast to the monument on Wheatfield Road. The Pennsylvania monument is in the far distance on the left and the Trostle barn is in the distance on the right.

Location of the Wheatfield Road monument

The Wheatfield Road monument to the 68th Pennsylvania is south of Gettysburg at the Peach Orchard, on the north side of Wheatfield Road about 88 yards east of Emmitsburg Road. Location: (39°48’05.1″N 77°14’56.9″W)

Monument on Emmitsburg Road in the Peach Orchard

Monument to the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry at the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg

From the monument on Emmitsburg Road:

Erected by the survivors of the 68th Reg. P.V. Scott Legion
Col. A. H. Tirpin commanding
1st Brigade 1st Division 3rd Army Corps.
In memory of 183 of our comrades who fell on this field
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.

Location of the Emmitsburg Road monument

The Emmitsburg Road monument to the 68th Pennsylvania is south of Gettysburg at the Peach Orchard, on the east side of Emmitsburg Road just north of Birney Avenue and about 135 yards south of the Wheatfield Road. (39°48’02.2″N 77°15’01.6″W)

See more on the history of the 68th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War