The monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill.(East Cemetery Hill tour map) Dedicated by the State of Pennsylvania in 1889, it is topped by the crescent moon symbol of the Union 11th Army Corps.
The 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Daniel F. Kelly.
|Attached to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
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.
From the right side pf the monument:
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.
From the left side of the monument:
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.
Location of the monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 73rd Pennsylvania is south of Gettysburg about 65 yards east of Baltimore Pike directly across from the gate to the National Cemetery. (39°49’18.9″N 77°13’45.2″W)