72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

72nd Pennsylvania Infantry (HMAIY)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.779', W 77° 14.176'

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2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

— 2nd Corps —

72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Philadelphia Fire Zouaves
Mustered in Aug. 10, 1861
Mustered out Aug. 24, 1864
Total enrollment —— 1600
Killed and mortally wounded 195
wounded ———— 558
Died of disease & in rebel prisons 70
Captured or missing ——— 165
Total loss ————— 988

2nd Corps

July 2, 1863.
The regiment reached this angle at 1 a.m.,
took position in rear of this monument
supported Cushing's Battery
A, 4th U.S. Artillery.
At 6 p.m. assisted in repulsing
an attack of the enemy and in
making a counter-charge, driving
them beyond the emmitsburg road,
capturing 250 prisoners.

2nd Division

July 3, 1863.
The regiment assisted in repulsing the
the charge of the enemy on the angle at
3 p.m. and in capturing many standards
and prisoners
During the cannonading which preceded the charge
the regiment was in line 60 yards to the left and rear
of this monument when the rebels forced the troops
from the first line the 72nd fought its way to the front
and occupied the wall
Present at Gettysburg 458, killed & mortally wounded 62
Wounded 133 ——— Missing 2
Total of killed, wounded and missing 197.

72nd Penna. Infantry

Fair Oaks.
Peach Orchard.
Savage Station.
Malvern Hill.
Mine Run.
North Anna.
Cold Harbor.

2nd Brigade
Year Placed1891
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308584 N 4409392
Decimal Degrees39.81298333, -77.23626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.779', W 77° 14.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.74" N, 77° 14' 10.56" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4900 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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