Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Hampshire


The monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg in the Peach Orchard. (Peach Orchard tour map)

Monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry

The granite monument stands a little over 13′ high. It is in the shape of a pyramid with each of the beveled corners displaying a carved relief of a rifle with the diamond symbol of the Third Corps below the the butt. The monument was dedicated by the State of New Hampshire on July 2nd, 1886.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 3C-3D

The 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Gettysburg

The 2nd New Hampshire was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Edward L. Bailey, who was a Post Office clerk in Manchester. Bailey was slightly wounded on July 2nd. It brought 354 men to the field. Its official casualties differ slightly from those listed on the monument, with 20 killed, 137 wounded and 36 missing.

Official Records thumbnail

See Colonel Bailey’s Official Report for the 2nd New Hampshire in the Battle of Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

2d New Hampshire
Vol. Infantry
3d Brig. 2d Div. 3d Corps

From the left (west) side of the monument:

 Engaged
24 officers, 330 enlisted men
July 2, 1863

From the right (east) side of the monument:

Casualties
Officers 7 killed 14 wounded
Enlisted Men 18 killed 119 wounded missing 35

 See more on the history of the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Gettysburg

The monument to the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Emmitsburg Road, just north of Birney Avenue and 140 yards south of Wheatfield Road. (39°48’01.9″N 77°15’01.2″W)