The monument to the 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sykes Avenue at the northern foot of Big Round Top. (39.788493° N, 77.237819° W; Google map; Tour map: Big Round Top)
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.
|Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
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.
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.
Hanover Court House
Seven Days Battles
Total number casualties 863.
From the left side:
Erected on Round Top Battlefield of Gettysburg June 1885