Union monuments at Gettysburg > Connecticut


The monument to the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Culp’s Hill. (South Culp’s Hill tour map; see Google map below) It was dedicated on August 9, 1887 by the State of Connecticut.

5th Connecticut infantry

About the monument to the 5th Connecticut

The monument is polished granite on a rough granite base standing 4′ 6″ tall and about 4′ 8″ wide. The front is inscribed with the regiment’s information, including the five-pointed star that is the symbol of the Twelfth Corps. An additional line of information appears to have been added to the angled top of the base.

12th Corps Headquarters flag 12th Corps, 1st Division Headquarters flag

The 5th Connecticut at Gettysburg

The 5th Connecticut was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Warren W. Packer of Groton. It brought 324 men to the battle, and lost two men wounded and five missing.

From the front of the monument:

12th Corps
5th Conn. Infantry,
July 2 & 3, 1863

From the angled top of the base of the monument below the front face:

1st Brig. 1st Div.

See more on the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.

Location and directions

The monument to the 5th Connecticut Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on the east side of Slocum Avenue about 140 yards north of the intersection with Geary Avenue. Slocum Avenue is one way northbound. (39°48’56.0″N 77°13’02.6″W)