This monument, dedicated in 1889, is located along Reynolds Ave, where the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry fought on the opening day of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. They arrived on the field, along with the First Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade, under the command of Corps Commander, Major General John F Reynolds. Their Division Commanders were Brigadier General Thomas A Rowley and Major General Abner Doubleday. Doubleday would take over the Corps Command when Reynolds is killed soon after arriving on the field. They would fight near the left flank of the Union line that afternoon, in support of the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. They retreated to Seminary Ridge when outflanked, continued fighting, and when outflanked again, they would retreat to Cemetery Hill. They would hold this position for the next two days of the battle. Out of 336 officers and men present at Gettysburg, they would lose 4 officers and 27 men in the fight, have 10 officers and 100 men wounded, and 2 officers and 68 men captured or missing, for a total loss of 211. (bio by: kimshockey (reb) (inactive))
Gettysburg National Military Park
Plot: Reynolds Ave
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: kimshockey (reb) (inacti...
Record added: Jan 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8233465
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