26th Regiment Militia Infantry
(1863)

This monument is located on the west side of Gettysburg at the intersection of Chambersburg Street, West Street and Springs Avenue

Left Side (Ground):

26th Pennsylvania Emergency Infantry
Organized at Harrisburg and volunteered for the emergency
Mustered into United States service June 22, 1863
Mustered out July 30, 1863
Co. A recruited from Pennsylvania college and Gettysburg
total enrollment 743
Captured and missing in Gettysburg campaign
176 officers and men
The First Union Regiment to engage the Confederates
at Gettysburg and delaying their advance one day.

Right Side (Ground):

Reached Gettysburg June 25 in advance of the Army of the Potomac. On the morning of June 26 marched out the Chambersburg Pike and met the rebel column at Marsh Creek and forced by overwhelming numbers to withdraw in the afternoon. On the Hunterstown Road had a severe engagement with the rebel cavalry inflicting upon them some loss. Reached Harrisburg June 28 having marched sixty consecutive hours and skirmished with the enemy. June 30 advanced from Harrisburg after the rebels in retreat.

Roster
 

A B C D E F G H I K

Field & Staff

Organized at Harrisburg June 22, 1863, for the protection of Pennsylvania against Lee's invasion. Duty in Dept. of the Susquehanna, near Gettysburg, Pa., June 26. Mustered out July 31, 1863.

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