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The monument to the 57th Pennsylvania is on Emmitsburg Road in the yard of the Sherfy farm. (39.803688 N, 77.248642 W; Google map; Tour map: Emmitsburg Road & North Sickles Avenue)

Monument to the 57th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg

The monument was erected in 1888 by the State of Pennsylvania. On its front is the diamond that is the symbol of the Union 3rd Army Corps, just above a bronze tablet of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The 57th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Peter Sides, who was wounded on July 2. Captain Alanson H. Nelson then took command. The 57th brought 207 men to the field, losing 11 killed, 46 wounded and 58 missing.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag 3C-1D

From the front (east side) of the monument:

57th Penna. Veteran Vols.
1st Brig. 1st Div. 3rd Corps

The Regiment occupied this position, exposed to a heavy artillery fire on the afternoon of July 2, for two hours, when it advanced 170 feet and engaged the enemy

From the south side:

Mustered in October & November 1861
Re-enlisted December 30, 1863.
Mustered out June 29, 1865.

From the north side:

Participated in the Following Engagements.

Yorktown – Mine Run
Williamsburg – Wilderness
Fair Oaks – Spottsylvania
Oak Grove – North Anna
Glendale – Totopotomoy
Malvern Hill – Cold Harbor
Bristoe Station – Petersburg
Groveton – Strawberry Plains
2d Bull Run – Deep Bottom
Chantilly – Poplar Spring Church
Fredericksburg – Boydton Road
Chancellorsville – Hatchers Run
Gettysburg – Petersburg
Auburn – Amelia Springs
Kelly’s Ford – Appomattox

See more on the 57th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War