Union monuments at GettysburgMaine at Gettysburg


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.

Monument to the 3rd Maine Infantry at GettysburgLooking southeast from the Peach Orchard. Big Round Top is in the distance to the right of the monument.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 2nd Brigade1st Division3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac 3C-1D

 

Monument to the 3rd Maine Infantry at GettysburgFrom 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

Closeup from the monument to the 3rd Maine Infantry at Gettysburg

Closeup of the left side of the monument.

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.
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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.
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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

Monument to the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Hancock Avenue at Gettysburg

From the Hancock Avenue marker:

3rd Maine Regiment
Colonel M. B. Lakeman
In support July 3rd 1863;
Engaged July 2nd in Peach Orchard

Monument to the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Hancock Avenue at Gettysburg

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

Position marker for the 3rd Maine infantry on Berdan Avenue at Gettysburg

From the monument:

3rd
Maine
Infantry

engaged here
forenoon of
July 2nd
1863

Position marker for the 3rd Maine infantry on Berdan Avenue at Gettysburg

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)