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The monument to the 17th United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue. (Ayers Avenue – Loop tour map) Lieutenant Colonel J. Durell Green, a designer of rifles from Massachusetts, commanded the regiment at Gettysburg. The regiment brought seven companies to the field in two battalions: 1st Battalion A, C, D, G and H; 2nd Battalion A & B

Monument to the 17th United States Infantry at Gettysburg

Monument to the 17th United States Infantry at Gettysburg

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-2D

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division, Second Brigade
Seventeenth U.S. Infantry
Seven companies.
Lieut. Colonel J. Durell Green commanding

July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position with the Brigade on the right of the Twelfth Corps. Later moved to the left and at 5 p.m. formed line with the Brigade at the right of Little Round Top and advanced across Plum Run to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond near the Wheatfield under a severe fire from the Confederate sharpshooters on the left then facing the edge of the woods. The Confederates having opened fire on the right flank and advanced in the Wheatfield in the rear the Brigade was withdrawn under a heavy fire on both flanks and from the rear and formed in line on the right of Little Round Top having been engaged about two hours.

July 3 Remained in same position.

Present 25 officers and 235 men. Casualties: killed 1 officer and 24 men; wounded 13 officers and 105 men; missing 7 men

Location of the monument to the 17th United States Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The monument is south of Gettysburg about 60 yards south of the southern tip of the loop of Ayers Avenue. (39°47’39.9″N 77°14’29.2″W)

See more on the history of the 17th United States Infantry Regiment in the Civil War