16th Regiment Infantry

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Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge, south of column. Gettysburg

Col. W. G. Veazey

First Army Corps
July 1-2-3-1863

Participated near this point in action of July 2nd
Picketed this line that night, held same as skirmishers
until attacked by Pickett's Division July 3d
Rallied here and assaulted his flank to the right 400
yards--then changing front charged left flank of Wilcox's
 and Perry's Brigades at this point captured many hundred
prisoners and two stands of colors.

The point to which the the above inscription refers
is South 58 degrees west 1000 feet
from this monument
and near the Northerly end of the Gordori Thicket 


Field & Staff

Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in October 23, 1862, for nine months. Moved to Washington, D.C., October 24-27. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, July, 1863.

SERVICE.--At East Capital Hill, Washington, until October 30, 1862. March to Munson Hill October 30, thence to Hunting Creek November 5. At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, until December 12. Picket duty near Fairfax Court House to January 20, 1863. At Fairfax Station until March 20. Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart's Cavalry December 29, 1862. At Union Mills March 24 to June 1. At Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until June 15. At Union Mills until June 25. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 25-July 1. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 4-18. Moved to Brattleboro, Vt., July 18-21. Mustered out August 10, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 48 Enlisted men by disease. Total 73.

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