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There are two monuments to the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment south of Gettysburg. The main monument is at the Devil’s Den (39.791882° N, 77.241421° W; Devil’s Den tour map) where the regiment fought in the afternoon of July 2nd.Monument to the 4th Maine Infantry at the devil's Den at Gettysburg

A smaller marker showing the regiment’s location supporting the Union defensive line during Pickett’s Charge is on the east side of Hancock Avenue across from the Copse of Trees. (39.812491° N, 77.23529° W; Tour map: Hancock Avenue at The Angle; Google map to both monuments)

The 4th Maine was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel Elijah Walker, designed the Devil’s Den monument. Colonel Walker was wounded on July 2nd, and Captain Edwin Libby took command. The regiment It brought 332 men to the field.

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The 4th Maine Monument at Devil’s Den

The view looks north from in front of the Devil's Den up the Valley of Death. Houck's Ridge is on the left.The view looks north from in front of the Devil’s Den up the Valley of Death. Houck’s Ridge is on the left.

From the front of the five-sided Devil’s Den monument:

4th Maine Infantry
Colonel Elijah Walker

From the right front of the monument:

3d Corps 1st Division 2d Brigade

From the right rear of the monument:

22 killed and died
38 wounded
56 missing

From the left rearof the monument:

Erected by the State of Maine

Rear view of the monument to the 4th Maine Infantry at the Devil's Den at Gettysburg

From the left front of the monument:

In remembrance of our casualties July 2d, 1863

The 4th Maine Monument on Cemetery Ridge (Hancock Avenue)

Monument to the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg

From the front of the Hancock Avenue marker:

4th Maine

Monument to the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg

From the left (north) side:

July 2 engaged at Devil’s Den.
Colonel Elijah Walker in command wounded.

Monument to the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg

From the right (south) side:

July 3 in support here.
Captain Edwin Libby in command.

Monument to the 4th Maine Infantry on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg

See more on the 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Right flank marker for the 4th Maine infantry in the Devil's Den at Gettysburg

Right flank marker for the 4th Maine in the Devil’s Den