Union monuments at Gettysburg


There are three Illinois monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield, honoring the one infantry regiment, one cavalry regiment and five companies of a second cavalry regiment from Illinois that fought here, a little over a thousand men. About 140 of these men (14%) became casualties during the battle. (See the States at Gettysburg) Although Illinois sent a respectable 239 regiments and batteries into the Union army during the Civil War almost all of them served in the western theater.

Select any of the units below to see its monument page:

Monument to the 8th Illinois Cavalry at Gettysburg

8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment

Monument to the 12th Illinois Cavalry at Gettysburg

12th Illinois Cavalry Regiment

Monument to the 82nd Illinois Infantry at Gettysburg

82nd Illinois Infantry Regiment