The State of Maine contributed 65,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. Over 3,700 men from Maine fought at Gettysburg, organized into ten infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three artillery batteries, and a company of sharpshooters. Each Maine unit on the Gettysburg battlefield is honored by one or more monuments. Over 1,000 of these men (28%) became casualties in the battle, the sixth highest total of the eighteen Union States that fought there. (see the States at Gettysburg)
One of the Army of the Potomac’s eight corps commanders, Major General Oliver O. Howard, was from Maine.
Select any of the units below to see its Gettysburg monument page.