Monuments to Individuals at Gettysburg


The monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin is south of Gettysburg along Wheatfield Road on the north edge of the Wheatfield.

The monument was erected in 1880 at the location in the Wheatfield where Lieutenant Colonel Merwin was mortally wounded. In 1885 the regimental monument was placed at that location by the regimental association and Merwin’s memorial was relocated to nearby Wheatfield Road, with the additional inscription at the bottom of the monument added.

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Monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin at Gettysburg

From the monument:

In Memory of
Lt. Col.
Henry C. Merwin
27th C.V.
who fell mortally
wounded where
the monument of his
regiment now stands.

Lt. Colonel Merwin led the 27th Connecticut Infantry Regiment through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He fell leading his men in their charge acrosss the Wheatfield on July 2nd. His last words were, “My poor regiment is suffering fearfully.”

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Monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin at Gettysburg