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The monument to the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Howe Avenue. (Howe & Wright Avenues tour map) It was dedicated in 1889 by the State of Maine.

Monument to the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg The 6th Maine Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Hiram Burnham. It brought 439 men to the field and suffered no casualties, being held in reserve with Howe’s brigade in the rear of Big Round Top along Taneytown Road.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th CorpsArmy of the Potomac 6C-1D

From the front of the monument:

6th Maine Infantry
3rd Brigde 1st Div. 6th Corps

From the side of the monument:

Held this position July 3, 1863.
In afternoon moved to support of centre, then to Big Round Top.

Monument to the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

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Location of the monument

The monument to the 6th Maine is south of Gettysburg on the north side of Wright Avenue about 170 yards east of Taneytown Road. (39°47’00.4″N 77°13’42.3″W)