Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) It was dedicated in 1886 by the State of Massachusetts.

The 37th Massachusetts was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Oliver Edwards, a manufacturing manager. It brought 593 men to the field, losing two men killed, 26 wounded and 19 missing. The regiment arrived on the field around 2 p.m. on July 2 after marching from Manchester, Maryland. It was placed in reserve on the northeast slope of Little Round Top.

On July 3 the 37th Massachusetts was moved to the center of the Union line, where it was in reserve during Pickett’s Charge. Although it was not engaged, it suffered from artillery fire during the attack.

Monument to the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

6th Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac 6C-3D

From around the base of the monument:

37th Mass. 2nd Brig 3rd Div.  July 2nd, 1863.

Right flank marker of the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Right flank marker of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. “This line was 100 yards to the rear”

Location of the monument

The monument to the 37th Massachusetts is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue about 0.25 mile north of Wheatfield Road. Location: 39.79812° N, 77.234539° W

See more on the history of the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War