Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg at the intersection of Sickles Avenue and Emmitsburg road. (Emmitsburg Road tour map) It was dedicated in 1885 by the State of Massachusetts. This monument was one of three badly damaged by vandals in February of 2006. The criminals were never caught.

Monument to the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The monument to the 11th Massachusetts is next to the monument to Major General Andrew Humphreys. The Codori farm is in the distance.

The 11th Massachusetts Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Porter D. Tripp. It brought 364 men to the field and lost 23 killed, 96 wounded and 10 missing.

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3rd Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 1st Brigade2nd Division3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac 3C-2D

 

From the monument:

1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps
Upon this spot stood the 11th Mass. Regt. during the second day battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863 

26 were killed 93 were wounded and 10 missing.
Assisted by the state and generous friends, the survivors of the Regiment have erected upon this historic field this monumental tablet in the year 1885. 
All’s well that ends well.

11th Mass. Inf’t.

Monument to the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Closeup detail of the monument to the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Closeup detail of the arm and sword atop the monument. Often commented on, the unusual design comes from the Massachusetts state flag.

Right flank marker for the 11th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg

Right flank marker for the 11th Massachusetts

See more on the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the monument

The monument to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry is on the east side of Emmitsburg Road at the intersection with Sickles Avenue, next to the monument to General Humphreys. (39°48’29.1″N 77°14’38.5″W)