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    National Battlefield Maryland

Philadelphia Brigade Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1896

Location: Philadelphia Brigade Park off the Hagerstown Turnpike in the area known as the West Woods

Map Number: 31

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Philadelphia Brigade Monument

Philadelphia Brigade Monument

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Monument Text:
(front)

The
Philadelphia Brigade
fought here September 17, 1862
Loss - 545 men
SECOND BRIGADE
(north face)
The Philadelphia Brigade was mustered into
the U.S. Service in 1861 under the first call for
300,000 three year volunteers. Total
enrollment 1861 - 1865 - 5320 men
SECOND BRIGADE
(west face or rear)
The Philadelphia Brigade Organization
69th - 71st - 72nd - 106th Regiments of
Pennsylvania Infantry
SECOND BRIGADE
(south face)
The Philadelphia Brigade took part in the
operations Battles and skirmishes
of the Army of the Potomac
from Balls Bluff to Appomattox.
During term of service 1861 - 1865.
Total Loss 3409 men
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.