Friday, February 8, 2008

Orchard Knob - Pennsylvania monuments

Here are the Pennsylvania monuments on Orchard Knob. The text of the monument precedes the picture of the monument.

Knapp's Pennsylvania Battery Monument (320)
(South side)
1861 to 1865
(West side)
Battery "E" PA. Vol
Geary's Div Hooker's Corps
(East side)
Wauhatchie - Missionary Ridge
Lookout Mountain - Ringgold
(North side)
Erected 1895
27th Pennsylvania Monument (322)
(West side)
27th Regiment
Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade - 2nd Division
11th Army Corps
This Regiment took an active part at Wauhatchie and Missionary Ridge
(East side)
Number of Officers and Men in action at Missionary Ridge 240
One Officer and 45 Men Killed
6 Officers and 80 Men Wounded
46th Pennsylvania Monument (326)
46th Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade - [Knipes]
1st Division - [Williams]
12th Corps - [Slocum]
Joe Hooker's Command
This Regiment rendered important service as rear guard in the movements and actions of the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps in opening and maintaining communications with the Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga, from Nashville, via Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad and the Tennessee River
Organized August 1861
Discharged July 1865
75th Pennsylvania Monument (328)
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
To Her Seventy-Fifth Regiment Infantry Volunteers
Major August Ledig, Commanding
Lookout Mountain,
Missionary Ridge.
Organized at Philadelphia in August, 1861, by Colonel Henry Bohlen
Discharged at Murfreesboro, Tennessee September 1st, 1865
75th Pennsylvania Infantry
3rd Brigade - 3rd Division - 11th Corps
109th Pennsylvania Monument (329)
109th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Brigade
2nd Division - 12th Corps
The Regiment, under command of Captain Frederick L. Gimber, was engaged at Wauhatchie, seven miles from here 11:15 P.M. October 28 to 3 A.M. of the 29th, and at Lookout Mountain November 24, 1863.
Curtin's Light Guards recruited in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mustered in the U.S. Service, December, 1861, Re-enlisted January, 1864; Consolidated with the 111th Regiment Pennsylvania Veterans Volunteer Infantry March 31, 1865, which was mustered out of service July 19, 1865.
The State of Pennsylvania has erected this monument in grateful remembrance of the Officers and Men of the 109th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry who in the time of their country's peril, offered their lives upon this field and many other battlefields to save for the benefit of posterity, a government founded upon the consent of the governed and dedicated to the principles of personal liberty and human freedom.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I am looking for photographs of the 28th Pennsylvannia Infantry and the 59th Ohio Infantry monuments at Chicka mauga. Would you have such pictures? I am compiling a catalog of all the monuments produced in Westerly rhode Island that commemorate the Civil War.