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The monument to the 7th United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue. (39.795342° N, 77.241417° W; Google map; Tour map: Ayers Avenue – Loop)

Monument to the 7th United States Infantry at Gettysburg

5th Corps Headquarters Flag 5C-2D


The 7th United States brought 153 men to the field in four companies: A, B, E and I.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division, Second Brigade

Seventh U.S. Infantry
Four companies
Captain David P. Hancock commanding

July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position with the Brigade on the right of the Twelfth Corps. Later moved with the Brigade to the left and at 5 p.m. formed line on the right of Little Round Top. Advanced across Plum Run and to the crest of the rocky wooded hill in front near the Wheatfield and facing to the left occupied the stone wall on the edge of the woods. The Confederates having opened fire on the right flank and advanced through the Wheatfield in the rear the Brigade was withdrawn under a deadly fire of musketry on both flanks and on the rear and of shot and shell from the batteries and formed in line on the right of Little Round Top.

July 3 Remained in the same position.

July 4 Advanced nearly a mile in support of a skirmish line of the Twelfth and Fourteenth Infantry

Casualties: killed 1 officer and 11 men; wounded 3 offices and 42 men; missing 2 men.

See more on the 7th United States Infantry Regiment in the Civil War