17th Maine Infantry

17th Maine Infantry (HMA77)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.744', W 77° 14.665'

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3rd Brigade, 1st Division

— 3rd Corps —

(Front):
130 Killed and wounded
July 2, 1863.
17th Maine
Infantry.
3rd Brigade.
1st Division.
3rd Corps.

(Left):
350 engaged.
Lt. Col.
Chas. B. Merrill.
commanding.
Wheat-field.
July 2, 1863.
Pickett's Repulse.
July 3, 1863.

(Lower Left Plaque):
The 17th Maine fought here in the wheatfield 2 1-2 hours, and at this position from 4:10 th 5:45 o'clock p.m. July 2, 1863. On July 3, at time of the enemy's assault it reinforced the centre and supported artillery. Loss 132. Killed or mortally wounded 3 officers. 37 men. Wounded 5 officers 87 men.

This regiment of volunteers from western Maine was mustered into U.S. Service at Portland August 18, 1862, for 3 years. It took part in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Auburn, Kelly's Ford, Locust Grove, Mine Run, Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania, Fredericksburg Road, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Jerusalem Road, Deep Bottom, Peeble's Farm, Fort Hell, Boydton Road, Siege of Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, Fall of Petersburg, Detonsville, Sailor's Creek, Farmville, Appomattox.

Aggregate actual strength in service 91 officers, 1475 men. Killed and died of wounds, 12 officers 195 men. Died of disease 4 officers, 128 men. Died in Confederate prisons, 31 men. Wounded not mortally, 33 officers, 519 men. Missing in action, fate unknown, 35 men. Total losses 357. Mustered out June 4, 1865.
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HM NumberHMA77
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Year Placed1888
Placed ByState of Maine
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307838 N 4407495
Decimal Degrees39.79573333, -77.24441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.744', W 77° 14.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 44.64" N, 77° 14' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5449 DeTrobriand Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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