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The monument to the 10th Maine Infantry Battalion is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Baltimore Pike near Hunt Avenue. It was erected by the State of Maine in 1889.

Monument to the 10th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg

About the 10th Maine infantry

The 10th Maine started its existence as a regiment in the fall of 1861. The regiment took part in the Battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam. Most of the 10th Maine mustered out early in 1863 at the end of their two year enlistments. But enough men had signed up for three years service that the regiment was able to reorganize as a three company battalion.

Captain John Davis Beardsley commanded the battalion at Gettysburg. He was a sawmill owner from Woodstock who had enlisted along with all his mill hands. The battalion was assigned to provost guard duty, and its 170 men suffered no casualties.

Text from the monument:

10th Maine Battalion.
Provost Guard
12th Corps
, Hd. Qrs.
Maj. Genl. Slocum

Location of the moItnument to the 10th Maine Infantry Battalion

The monument to the 10th Maine Battalion is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Baltimore Pike. It is about 100 yards south of the entrance to the Visitor Center. (39°48’41.4″N 77°13’14.6″W)

 See more information about the history of the 10th Maine Infantry in the Civil War