The monument to the 7th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue near the monument to General Sedgwick. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) The regiment was commanded at the battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Franklin P. Harlow. It brought 369 men to the field, losing six wounded.
The 7th Massachusetts arrived on the battlefield on July 2 at about 2 pm. They had marched over 30 miles from Manchester, Maryland. At dusk they moved to the northeast slope of Little Round Top and were held in reserve, where they bivouacked for the night.
On July 3 the regiment moved to the right centre and was put under command of Major General Newton. They were held in reserve during Pickett’s Charge. Although they were not engaged they were subject to artillery fire.
|Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the front of the monument:
7th Mass. Inf’y.
2d Brig. 3d Div.,
6th Army Corps
From the rear of the monument:
Location of the monument to the 7th Massachusetts Infantry
The monument to the 7th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue 40 yards southwest of the monument and equestrian statue to General Sedgwick. (39°47’45.3″N 77°14’02.8″W)