A monument to the 3rd Maine Volunteers is south of Gettysburg in in the Peach Orchard (Peach Orchard tour map). Position markers are on Berdan Avenue west of West Confederate Avenue (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 4 tour map) and on Hancock Avenue across from the Copse of Trees. (Hancock Avenue at The Angle tour map)
All of the monuments and markers make use as part of their design the diamond that is the symbol of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
The 3rd Maine was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Moses B. Lakeman. Lakeman took over the brigade on July 3rd, and Captain William C. Morgan took command of the regiment. According to the monument the 3rd Main brought 14 officers and 196 men to the field on July 2. The regiment lost 1 officer and 17 men killed, 2 officers and 57 men wounded, and 45 men missing.
Looking southeast from the Peach Orchard. Big Round Top is in the distance to the right of the monument.
|Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the front of the monument:
3rd Maine Inft’y
2nd Brigade 1st Division 3rd Corps
Strength of regiment morning of July 2nd
14 officers and 196 men
From the left (west) side:
Detached from the Brigade. Fought here in the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863.
Having been engaged in the forenoon at point in advance as indicated by a marker.
July 3rd in position on left centre of line, until afternoon, when with other regiments of the Brigade, it moved to support of the centre at time of the enemy’s assault.
1 officer and 17 men killed, 2 officers and 57 men wounded, 45 men missing.
Location of the main monument to the 3rd Maine Infantry
The main monument to the 3rd Maine is south of Gettysburg at the southwest corner of the Peach Orchard about 45 yards east of Emmitsburg Road. (39°48’28.8″N 77°15’26.1″W)
Position Marker for the 3rd Maine Infantry on Hancock Avenue
From the Hancock Avenue marker:
3rd Maine Regiment
Colonel M. B. Lakeman
In support July 3rd 1863;
Engaged July 2nd in Peach Orchard
Location of the Hancock Avenue position marker
The Hancock Avenue position marker is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Hancock Avenue across from the Copse of Trees. (39°48’45.0″N 77°14’07.0″W)
Position Marker for the 3rd Maine Infantry on Berdan Avenue
From the monument:
Location for the Berdan Avenue position marker
The Berdan Avenue position marker is southwest of Gettysburg inside the loop of Berdan Avenue, which is west of West Confederate Avenue. (39°48’28.8″N 77°15’26.1″W)