Delaware sent over 12,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. They were organized into nine regiments of infantry, one each of cavalry and heavy artillery, and one battery of light artillery. Delaware was the only slave state that did not send any organized units to fight for the Confederacy.
There is a State of Delaware monument and two Delaware regimental monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield. The two Delaware infantry regiments that fought at the Battle of Gettysburg totaled more than 480 men. Over 160 – one third – became casualties. (see the States at Gettysburg)
The commander of the Army of the Potomac’s Fifth Corps, Major General George Sykes, was a native of Delaware.
Select any of the monuments below to see its monument page: