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The monument to the Sixth United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue.(39.794809° N, 77.240973° W; Google map; Tour map: Ayers Avenue – Loop)

Monument to the 6th United States Infantry at Gettysburg

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-2D

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division, First Brigade
Sixth U.S. Infantry
Five Companies.
Captain Levi C. Bootes 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 both flanks and from the rear after the Confederates got possession of the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and took position on 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 4 men, wounded 1 officer and 39 men.

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