Union monuments at Gettysburg > Connecticut


The monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Culp’s Hill. (South Culp’s Hill tour map) The State of Connecticut dedicated the monument on August 9, 1887.

5th Connecticut infantry

Monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 5th Connecticut

The monument is polished granite on a rough granite base standing 4′ 6″ tall and about 4′ 8″ wide. The front is inscribed with the regiment’s information, including the five-pointed star that is the symbol of the Twelfth Corps. An additional line of information appears to have been added to the angled top of the base.

The 5th Connecticut at Gettysburg

Colonel Warren W. Packer of Groton commanded the 5th Connecticut Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 324 men to the battle. The regiment marched to Gettysburg from Littlestown on July 1, then cleared Confederates from Wolf Hill. On July 2 it formed line on Culp’s Hill, but was moved to support the 3rd Corps in the afternoon. When it returned it found its former position occupied by the enemy. At first daylight it attacked and regained its positions before being sent to reinforce the 2nd Corps during Pickett’s Charge. Two men were wounded and five missing in the three days of the battle.

12th Corps Headquarters flag 12th Corps, 1st Division Headquarters flag
Text from the front of the monument:

12th Corps
5th Conn. Infantry,
July 2 & 3, 1863

From the angled top of the base of the monument below the front face:

1st Brig. 1st Div.

Location of the monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry at Gettysburg

The monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on the east side of Slocum Avenue. It is about 140 yards north of the intersection with Geary Avenue. Slocum Avenue is one way northbound. (39°48’56.0″N 77°13’02.6″W)

See more on the history of the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.