The monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin is south of Gettysburg along Wheatfield Road. It is on the north edge of the Wheatfield.
The monument was erected in 1880 at the location in the Wheatfield where Lieutenant Colonel Merwin was mortally wounded. In 1885 the regimental monument was placed at that location by the regimental association and Merwin’s memorial was relocated to nearby Wheatfield Road, with the additional inscription at the bottom of the monument added.
|Commander, 27th Connecticut Infantry, 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Merwin
In Memory of
Henry C. Merwin
who fell mortally
the monument of his
regiment now stands.
Lieutenant Colonel Merwin led the 27th Connecticut Infantry Regiment through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He fell leading his men in their charge acrosss the Wheatfield on July 2nd. His last words were, “My poor regiment is suffering fearfully.”
Location of the monument to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Merwin at Gettysburg
The monument is south of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road. It is on the south side of the road about one hundred yards west of the intersection with Crawford Avenue.