Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sykes Avenue at the northern foot of Big Round Top. (Big Round Top tour map)

Monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument

The granite monument stands 11′ tall. It is capped with the Maltese Cross symbol of the Fifth Corps with a relief of the Massachusetts Coat of Arms on its front. The monument was dedicated in June of 1885 by the State of Massachusetts.

The 9th Massachusetts was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Patrick R. Guiney. It brought 474 men to the field.

5th Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac Flag for the First Division, Fifth Corps

 

From the front of the monument:

Erected by the Ninth Regiment Infantry Massachusetts Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 1st Division 5th Army Corps,
Army of the Potomac.

During the Battle of Gettysburg the Ninth Regt. was detached from the 2nd Brigade and it held this position on Round Top.
Casualties 26 men.

From the right side:

The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols. was composed of ten
companies of 101 me each from Boston, Salem, Milford,  Marlboro and Stoughton, and organized at Boston May 9, 1861. Mustered  into the United States Volunteer Service June 11, 1861. Mustered out at Boston June 21, 1864. Commanded respectively by Colonel Thomas Cass and Colonel Patrick R. Guiney.

Rear view of the 9th Massachusetts monument at Gettysburg

Looking down the lower slope of Big Round Top at the rear view of the 9th Massachusetts monument and the monument to the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves further down the hill. The saddle between the Round Tops is straight ahead.

From the rear:

The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols. served during three years campaigns in Virginia,  Maryland and Pennsylvania  and was in  forty two engagements including the following viz.
Peninsula Campaign
Hanover Court House
Seven Days Battles
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run
Wilderness Campaign.
Total number casualties 863.

From the left side:

Erected on Round Top Battlefield of  Gettysburg June 1885

Looking south up the eastern trail to the summit of Big Round Top at the 9th Massachusetts infantry monument. Below it is the regiment's right flank marker and the left flank marker of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 39th Pensylvania Infantry.

Looking south up the eastern trail to the summit of Big Round Top at the 9th Massachusetts infantry monument. Below it is the regiment’s right flank marker and the left flank marker of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 39th Pensylvania Infantry.

See more on the history of the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the monument

The monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg about 50 yards south of South Confederate Avenue about 100 yards before the intersection with Warren, Wright and Sykes Avenue. (39°47’18.6″N 77°14’16.2″W)