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Civil War - Monument of 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg

From the Ayers Avenue (Wheatfield) Monument.
The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, the Army of the Potomac.

"The Regiment engaged the enemy on this position in the afternoon of July 2nd 1863."

"Present at Gettysburg 468 offices and men. Killed and died of wounds, 2 officers, 25 men. Wounded, 5 officers, 88 men. Captured or missing, 5 men. Total 125."

"Some of the deadliest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg took place in the now famous Wheatfield. James Longstreet's I Corps attacked Federal soldiers from Daniel Sickles' III Corps. For over three hours, six Confederate brigades attacked and counterattacked 13 Union brigades from four different Federal corps. Several generals were mortally wounded, and the fighting bogged down into a regiment-by-regiment, man-to-man engagement. When the smoke cleared and the fighting ceased on the evening of July 2, 1863, the 26 acres of wheat owned by George Rose had been destroyed, with the dead and wounded strewn all about." Neither side gained control of the ground, but many men gave their lives trying.


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