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The monument to the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue. (Ayers Avenue – Loop tour map)Monument to the 3rd United States Infantry at Gettysburg

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-2D

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division, First Brigade
Third U.S. Infantry
Six Companies
Captain Henry W. Freedly and Captain Richard C. Lay commanding

July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position near the line of the Twelfth Corps. The Regiment with the Brigade moved from the right to the left of the line and at 5 p.m. advanced across Plum Run near Little Round Top and supported the Second Brigade in its advance to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond and facing to the left. Engaged the Confederates but returned under a deadly fire on the left right and rear rear after the Confederates had gained a position in the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and took position on east slope of Little Round Top.

July 3 Remained in the same position

July 4 The Regiment with the Brigade made a reconnaissance and developed a force of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in front.

Casualties: killed 8 men, wounded 4 officers and 63 men, missing 1 man.

See more on the history of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment in the Civil War

Location of the monument

The monument to the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on the east side of the Ayers Avenue loop.