There are two monuments to the 119th Pennsylvania Volunteers on the battlefield at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania on Little Round Top

The original monument (this page) is south of Gettysburg just below the summit of Big Round Top. (39.7867° N, 77.2394° W; Tour map: Big Round Top) It was dedicated in 1885 by the surviving veterans of the regiment.

A second monument south of Gettysburg on Howe Avenue (see Page Two) was dedicated in 1888 by the State of Pennsylvania. (Google maps to both monuments)

The 119th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Peter C. Ellemaker. It brought 466 men to the field and was in reserve for most of the battle, losing two men wounded.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D

The monument on Big Round Top

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument on Big Round Top:

Erected by surviving members
and friends Oct. 3, 1885.

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

From the right side (which can only be viewed from a steep drop below):

After a continuous march of 37 miles reached field afternoon of 2nd.
The Brigade, 119th Penna., 6th Maine49th Penna.5th Wis. covered extreme infantry left of the Union army, east of the Taneytown Road on the 3rd. Occupied this position from evening of the 3rd until morning of the 5th.

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg From the left side:

Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick
Comdg. 6th Army Corps
Brig. Gen. Horation G. Wright
Comdg. 1st Division
Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
Comdg 3rd Brigade
Col. Peter C. Ellemaker
Comdg. Regiment

Monument to the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

From the rear:

Organized at Philada., Sept. 1, 1862
Mustered out of service June 19, 1865
Killed in action, died of wounds or from
disease 11 officers 199 men
wounded 305 officers and men

Go to Page Two, the 119th Pennsylvania monument on Howe Avenue

See more on the history of the 119th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War