93rd. VIRTUAL TOUR AT GETTYSBURG
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"Monuments of granite and bronze were erected as
tangible reminders of the courage with which Union and
Confederate regiments marched to sacrifice. Those
monuments and those fields still inspire. The monuments
are worn with age, the fields are tranquil, but one can
sense the distant thunder of the guns. And to stand upon
ground consecrated with the blood of thousands who
cherished their beliefs more strongly than life itself is to
touch the heart of this nation."
BRIAN C. POHANKA - From "Distant Thunder"
BELOW YOU WILL FIND PHOTOS OF THE MONUMENTS OF THE 93RD. AT GETTYSBURG AND SOME
INFORMATION ON WHERE THE UNIT WAS AND WHAT IT DID.
93RD. BATTLE FLAG
This photo taken at the Lebanon County Historical Society
ERECTED BY THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT - MONUMENT READS
93RD. REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS FORMED LINE OF BATTLE AT THIS POINT.
UNDER THE IMMEDIATE DIRECTION OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK COMMANDER OF
THE 6TH. CORPS. EVENING OF JULY 2,1863 AND ADVANCED AGAINST THE ENEMY TAKING
THE POSITION INDICATED BY THE MONUMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS HILL.
WHERE IT REMAINED UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THE BATTLE.
AFTER CHARGING WITH THE BRIGADE FROM THE RIGHT OF LITTLE ROUNDTOP IN THE EVENING
OF JULY 2, AND ASSISTING IN THE REPULSE OF THE ENEMY AND IN THE CAPTURE OF A NUMBER
OF PRISONERS THE REGIMENT RETIRED TO AND HELD THIS POSITION UNTIL AFTER THE CLOSE
OF THE BATTLE.
THE PRISIONERS WERE FROM GENERAL BENNINGS BRIGADE.THE COLORS OF THE 15TH. GEORGIA REGIMENT.
WERE TAKEN BY SGT. THOMPSON WHO WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR.
THOMPSON, JAMES B.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles.
Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863. Entered service at:
Perrysville, Pa. Birth: Juniata County, Pa. Date of issue: 1 December 1864.
Citation: Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
The Monument being where the colors were you
can see the left and right flanks of the 93rd.The 93rd would have been
sourded by the rest of the Third Brigade (Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton)
62nd New York (Col. David J. Nevin)
93rd Pennsylvania (Maj. John I. Nevin)
98th Pennsylvania (Maj. John B. Kohler)
139th Pennsylvania (Col. Fredrick H. Collier)
This is the stone wall in the front of
the 93rd.If you're behind the wall it faces South-West toward the Wheatfield.
There was very bloody fighting that took place in and around the wheatfield.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE DEDICATION OF THE MONUMENT
AND SURVIVORS OCTOBER 30,1884. To my knowledge there is no record of the veterans
listed that were in the dedication photo.
Major General John Sedgwick~Commander of the
Sixth Corps. This is his postion upon arrival on the North end of Little Round Top
,near to Cemetery Ridge.
This is the 93rd's view of the Valley of Death.
If you can see the trees to the right and up on a little hill,right behind
those trees is the famous Devil's Den.To the left of the valley is Little
In the far center you can see the famous Wheatfield,
this is what the 93rd. saw July 2nd. and 3rd.There was much fighting in and
around this famous field,many a good men lost their lives here.