The monument to the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) It was dedicated on October 6, 1885 by the State of Massachusetts.
About the monument to the 10th Massachusetts
The monument consists of a granite base supporting a bronze sculpture of a knapsack setting on a drum underneath three stacked muskets, with a canteen and cartridge box hanging from the muskets. The entire monument stands 8′ 4″ high. There are inscriptions on three sides of the monument while the fourth side has the Greek cross symbol of the Sixth Corps.
The 10th Massachusetts at Gettysburg
The 10th Massachusetts was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Parsons. It brought 416 men to the field, losing 4 enlisted men wounded and 5 missing.
The regiment had marched 35 miles miles in 18 hours under a swealtering July sun to reach the battlefield on July 2nd. They were put in a support position behind the Round Tops, then were moved north on July 3rd. Although the 10th never fired a shot at Gettysburg, they lost several men to the artillery barrage preceding Pickett’s Charge.
|Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the front of the monument:
From the right side:
From the rear of the monument:
July 2nd 1863
Location of the monument
The monument to the 10th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue 200 yards north of Wheatfield Road, just past the equestrian statue of General Sedgwick. Sedgwick Avenue is one way northbound. (39°47’46.9″N 77°14’03.1″W)