27th Connecticut Infantry

27th Connecticut Infantry (HMA9T)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.823', W 77° 14.494'

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Erected 1885.
The 27th Regt. Conn. Vols.
commanded by
Lieut. Colonel Henry C. Merwin,
and forming a part of the
4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps
charged over this ground, the afternoon of
July 2, 1863.
The 4th Brigade forced the enemy from the
Wheat Field and beyond the woods in front
where the advanced position of the 27th Regt.
is indicated by a tablet on the crest of
the ledge.

On this spot Lieut. Col. Merwin was killed
while gallantly leading his command of
75 officers and men. 38 of whom were killed
or wounded in the charge. Eight companies of the
Regt. captured at Chancellorsvile were still
prisoners of war.

Capt. Jedediah Chapman Jr. was also killed in the
charge while commanding a company organized from
detached members of the eight companies taken
prisoners at Chancellorsville.

The 27th Regt. Conn. Vols.
was recruited an organized
in New Haven County State
of Connecticut.

July 2, 1863
HM NumberHMA9T
Year Placed1885
Placed ByState of Connecticut
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308086 N 4407635
Decimal Degrees39.79705000, -77.24156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.823', W 77° 14.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 49.38" N, 77° 14' 29.64" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8316 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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