The monument to the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg at the intersection of Sickles Avenue and Emmitsburg road. (Emmitsburg Road tour map) The State of Massachusetts dedicated the monument in 1885. This monument was one of three badly damaged by vandals in February of 2006. The criminals were never caught.
Lieutenant Colonel Porter D. Tripp commanded the 11th Massachusetts Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 364 men to the field and lost 23 killed, 96 wounded and 10 missing.
See Ltieutenant Colonel Tripp’s Official Report on the 11th Massachusetts in the Gettysburg Campaign
|Attached to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the monument:
1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps
Upon this spot stood the 11th Mass. Regt. during the second day battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863
26 were killed 93 were wounded and 10 missing.
Assisted by the state and generous friends, the survivors of the Regiment have erected upon this historic field this monumental tablet in the year 1885. All’s well that ends well.
11th Mass. Inf’t.
Location of the monument
The monument to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry is on the east side of Emmitsburg Road at the intersection with Sickles Avenue. It is next to the monument to General Humphreys. (39°48’29.1″N 77°14’38.5″W)