Union monuments at GettysburgRhode Island

The monument to the Second Rhode Island Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (39.795597° N, 77.234104° W; Google map to both monuments; Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue) It was dedicated in 1886 by the State of Rhode Island.

A marker on Emmitsburg Road shows the location of the regiment’s skirmish line on July 4th. (39.809832° N, 77.242181° W; Tour map: Emmitsburg Road at the Codori Farm)

Monument to the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry at Getttysburg

About the monument to the 2nd Rhode Island

The granite monument stands a little over nine feet tall. It is capped with a bronze arrangement of a drum, canteen, cartridge box, bayonet and a laurel crown of victory. The front has an incised Seal of the State of Rhode Island, with a relief of the Greek cross of the Sixth Corps above the base.

The 2nd Rhode Island at Gettysburg

The Second Rhode Island was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Horatio Rogers, Jr., an attorney from Providence. It brought 409 men to the field, losing one killed, five wounded and one missing.

Official Records thumbnail See Colonel Rogers’ Official Report for the 2nd Rhode Island in the Battle of Gettysburg
6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-3D


From the monument:

2nd R.I. Volunteers
2nd Brigade 3rd Division Sixth Corps
July 2 & 3, 1863

Marker for the skirmish line of the 2nd Rhode Island at Gettysburg

Marker for the skirmish line of the 2nd Rhode Island on July 4

From the marker:

Skirmish line
2nd R.I. Volunteers
Colonel Horatio Rogers, Jr.
2nd Brigade 3rd Division Sixth Corps
July 4, 1863

See more on the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War