The monument to the 7th West Virginia Volunteers is southeast of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill. (39.82169° N, 77.22899°; Tour map: East Cemetery Hill) It was dedicated on September 28,1898 by the State of West Virginia. (Google maps to all the 7th West Virginia monuments)

Three markers also show the regiment’s positions on East Cemetery Hill and Cemetery Ridge.

A marker to the west of Taneytown Road (39.815863°N,77.232731° W; Tour map: Taneytown Road) shows the regiment’s position after arriving on the field on July 2nd.

A marker partway up the slope of East Cemetery Hill (39.822043° N, 77.228399° W) stopped and turned back the Confederate attack on the evening of July 2nd.

A marker on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of East Cemetery Hill shows the regiment’s position after the attack and on July 3rd. (39.822216° N, 77.227705° W; Tour map: Wainwright Avenue)

About the monument to the 7th West Virginia

The granite monument consists of a base supporting the statue of a standing Union soldier with rifle and greatcoat. The statue actually faces the rear of the monument, with his face to the foe during the attack on the evening of July 2nd.

2nd Corps Headquarters Flag 2C-3D

The 7th West Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg

The 7th West Virginia was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan H. Lockwood. It brought 319 men to the field, losing 5 killed, 41 wounded and 1 missing.

Monument to the 7th West Virginia infantry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

Sons of the Mountains
7th W Va Veteran
Romney to Appomattox

1st Brigade Carroll 3rd Division 2nd Corps.
At dusk July 2nd Carroll’s Brigade was ordered by General Hancock to this point. On arriving there we found the Battery about to be taken charge of by the enemy who were in large force. Whereupon we immediately charged on the enemy and succeeded in completely routing their entire force and driving them beyond our lines.

Seventh W. Va. Infantry

From the back:

Erected by the State of West Virginia to commemorate the valor and fidelity of the Seventh West Virginia Infantry

Marker for the 7th West Virginia showing its position near Ziegler's Grove

Marker for the 7th West Virginia showing its position near Taneytown Road

From the marker between Taneytown Road and the old Cyclorama building:

7th West Virginia Infantry
July 2, 1863
8 A.M. to 8 P.M.

Marker for the 7th West Virginia showing the location of the end of their charge on July 2

Marker for the 7th West Virginia showing the location of the end of their charge on July 2

From the marker halfway up the slope of East Cemetery Hill from Wainwright Avenue:

7th West Virginia
Infantry
The end of the charge
July 2, 1863

Marker showing the position of the 7th West Virginia on July 3

Marker showing the position of the 7th West Virginia on July 3

From the marker at the foot of East Cemetery Hill on Wainwright Avenue:

7th West Virginia
Infantry
July 3, 1863

View of the 7th West Virginia marker along Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill

View of the 7th West Virginia marker along Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill

See more on the 7th West Virginia Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Closeup of the statue from the monument to the 7th West Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg