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99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

This monument to the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry, located on North Hancock Avenue, is one of two for the regiment in the Gettysburg National Military Park. The unit, commanded by Major John W. Moore, arrived on the field after the end the fighting on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863). On the Second Day the regiment was engaged in skirmishing near the Rogers House on the Emmitsburg Road, before it was rushed to the Wheatfield area to bolster the Union lines there. While positioned in the Rose Woods, it fought against attacking Confederates under General Richard Anderson. After hard fighting in the Woods, it was sent to Devil's Den, where it successfully counterattacked with the 4th Maine Infantry Confederate troops under General Henry Benning (The regiments other monument is located here). It then withdrew with the rest of its brigade when Confederates again attacked and captured Devil's Den. On the Third day it was positioned with II Corps units along Cemetery Ridge (where this monument now stands). Here it participated in the repulse of Pickett's Charge. The 99th Pennsylvania fielded 277 officers and men at the start of the Battle. It lost 66 men wounded, 11 missing and 33 killed (including 1st Lieutenant John R. Nice of Company H). Sergeant Harvey M. Munsell of Company A was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery throughout the Battle. Major Moore would be promoted to Colonel and commander of the 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry, and would be killed in the January 1865 Union assault on Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

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  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19538
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19538, citing Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .