48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Monument

Dedicated: September 17, 1904

Location: Branch Avenue on South end of Battlefield

Map Number: 81

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48th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
48th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

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Monument Text:
48th Pennsylvania
Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade
2nd Division
9th Corps Location
385 yards South 70 degrees East
Casualties at Antietam
Killed 8
Wounded 51
Missing 1
Total 60

Organized August September 1861
Mustered out July 17th, 1865
Recruited in Schuylkill County

Battles participated in:
Second Bull Run
South Mountain
Blue Springs
Campbell's Station
Siege of Knoxville
North Anna
Bethesda Church
Cold Harbor
Weldon Railroad
Poplar Spring Church
Boydton Plank Road
Assault on Petersburg
Dug Petersburg Mine
Commenced June 25
Exploded July 30, 1864

James Nagle
Organizer and First
Colonel of this Regiment

Received Commission as
Brigadier General of Volunteers
on the Battlefield of Antietam
September 17, 1862
Captain Company "B", 1st Penn's. Regiment
War with Mexico
Colonel 6th, 48th, 39th, 149th Regiments Penn'a. Volunteers
War of the Rebellion
Born april 5th, 1822
Died April 22d, 1866

Virtue, Liberty and Independence

Erected by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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