The State of Maine contributed 65,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. These were organized into 33 infantry, 2 cavalry and 1 heavy artillery regiments, 7 light artillery batteries and a company of sharpshooters.
Over 3,700 men from Maine fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, organized into ten infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three artillery batteries, and a company of sharpshooters. Each unit on the field is honored by one or more monuments. Over 1,000 of these men (28%) became casualties in the battle, the sixth highest total of the eighteen Union States that fought there. (see the States at Gettysburg)
One of the Army of the Potomac’s eight corps commanders, Major General Oliver O. Howard, was from Maine.
Select any of the units below to see its Gettysburg monument page.
|4th Maine Infantry|
|6th Maine Infantry|
|10th Maine Infantry|
|17th Maine Infantry|
|20th Maine Infantry|
|1st Maine Cavalry|
|5th Maine Battery|