The monument to the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road.(39.796094° N, 77.237696° W; Google map; Tour map: Crawford Ave. & J. Weickert Farm) It was dedicated in 1888 by the State of Pennsylvania.
The regiment spent much of the battle holding the line lying in the muddy low ground around Plum Creek. The monument remembers this with a carved footprint in the “mud” next to the prone soldier, only visible from above the monument.
The 96th Pennsylvania was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major William H. Lessig. It brought 356 men to the field and lost 1 man wounded.
From the right (north) side monument:
Position of the 96th Regt. Penna. Volunteers,
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps
from 5 p.m. of the 2nd until the morning
of the 5th of July 1863.
From the left side (facing Wheatfield road):
Organized at and mustered in at Pottsville,
Schuylkill County Penna. September 28, 1861.
Mustered out at Hestonville West Philadelphia
Penna, October 21 1864.
See more on the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War