(40th Pennsylvania Infantry)

The monument to the Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue. (39.7970° N, 77.24009° W; Google map; Tour map: Ayers Avenue – Wheatfield)

Monument to the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves at Gettysburg

The 11th Pennsylvania Reserves was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Samuel M. Jackson.

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-3D

From the front of the monument:

11th Pennsylvania Reserves
40th Infantry

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Mustered in May 9 – July 5th 1861
Mustered out June 13, 1864
Recruited in Cambria, Indiana, Butler, Fayette, Armstrong, Westmoreland and Jefferson Counties

Present at Gettysburg 25 officers and 367 men.
Killed 1 officer and 4 men.
Wounded 2  ”  and 33  ”
Total enrollment 1200
Killed and died of wounds 11 officers and 185 men
Died of disease etc.            1  ”    ”  113 ”
Wounded                        19  ”    ”  260  ”
Captured or missing     31  ”    ”  727  ”
(total)     61  ”    ”  1285  ”
Total casualties 1346

From the rear of the monument:

July 2nd in the evening charged from the hill in rear to this position and  held it until the afternoon of July 3d when the Brigade advanced through the woods to the front and left driving the enemyand capturing many prisoners.
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Mechanicsville, Gaines’ Mill, Glendale
or New Market Cross Roads, Malvern Hill
Groveton, Bull Run, South Mountain
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg
Bristoe Station, Rapahannock Station
Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania
North Anna, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church

See more on the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves in the Civil War 

Recommended reading

Three Years in the “Bloody Eleventh”:
The Campaigns of a Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment
by Joseph Gibbs

 “This history of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves is a book of decidedly uncommon merits. Unlike many regimental histories, this one is marked by exhaustive research in the manuscript repositories, and Gibbs shows impressive skill in judiciously evaluating his sources. The resulting narrative affords an excellent balance between human and military content. Make no mistake about it: this is as fine a piece of research as you will find on a regimental-level unit.”
—Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and Lee’s Colonels