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Union monuments at Gettysburg
The monuments at Gettysburg represent almost every unit of the Federal Army of the Potomac. The army was made up of regiments and batteries from eighteen Northern states as well as a large contingent from the United States Regular Army. Only four Northern states (Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri) were not represented. (see the page for the States at Gettysburg)
There were established rules for where and how a monument could be located. A unit’s main monument was required to be placed at the location of its main line of battle. Many have a secondary monument or smaller markers showing different locations where the unit fought. A unit was to also have flank markers showing the approximate extent of the unit’s line. Most of these were small, but some were more substantial.
The units that are represented
Almost every one of the several hundred Union regiments and batteries who fought at Gettysburg is honored by a monument. There are even some monuments to regiments that were not in the battle itself but played a supporting part in the campaign. A few regiments have more than one monument, with a main monument in the unit’s primary position during the battle and a smaller monument in the unit’s secondary location, often some distance away.
Some regiments from the same state share a monument. In a few cases a monument honors an entire brigade of regiments from the same state. Several states have erected a monument honoring all the men from that state who fought at Gettysburg. There are also a small number of monuments honoring units who played an important part in the campaign but were not actually at Gettysburg.