Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 37th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) The State of Massachusetts dedicated the monument in 1886.

Monument to the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Monument to the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The 37th Massachusetts at Gettysburg

The regiment arrived at Gettysburg around 2 p.m. on July 2 after marching 30 miles from Manchester, Maryland. It brought 593 men to the field. Colonel Oliver Edwards, a manufacturing manager, was in command. The 37th Massachusetts was placed in reserve on the northeast slope of Little Round Top.

On July 3 the regiment was moved to the center of the Union line, where it was in reserve during Pickett’s Charge. Although it was not engaged, it suffered from artillery fire during the attack, losing two men killed, 26 wounded and 19 missing.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac 6C-3D
Text from around the base of the monument:

37th Mass. 2nd Brig 3rd Div.  July 2nd, 1863.

Right flank marker of the 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Right flank marker of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. “This line was 100 yards to the rear”

Location of the monument to the 37th Massachusetts Infantry

The monument to the 37th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue. Sedgwick Avenue is one way northbound. The monument is about 0.25 mile north of Wheatfield Road. (39°47’53.2″N 77°14’04.3″W)

See more on the history of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War