Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sykes Avenue at the northern foot of Big Round Top. (Big Round Top tour map)

Monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

The granite monument is 11′ tall. It is capped with the Maltese Cross symbol of the 5th Corps with a relief of the Massachusetts Coat of Arms on its front. The State of Massachusetts dedicated the monument in June of 1885.

Colonel Patrick R. Guiney commanded the 9th Massachusetts at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 474 men to the field.

5th Corps Headquarters Flag Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac Flag for the First Division, Fifth Corps
Text from the front of the monument

Erected by the
Ninth Regiment Infantry
Massachusetts Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
5th Army Corps,
Army of the Potomac.

During the Battle of
Gettysburg the Ninth Regt.
was detached from
the 2nd Brigade and it held
this position on
Round Top.
Casualties 26 men.

From the right side of the monument

The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols.
was composed of ten
companies of 101 me each
from Boston, Salem, Milford,
Marlboro and Stoughton,
and organized at Boston
May 9, 1861. Mustered
into the United States
Volunteer Service June 11, 1861.
Mustered out at Boston
June 21, 1864.
Commanded respectively by
Colonel Thomas Cass and
Colonel Patrick R. Guiney.

Rear view of the 9th Massachusetts monument at Gettysburg

Looking down the lower slope of Big Round Top at the rear view of the 9th Massachusetts monument and the monument to the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves further down the hill. The saddle between the Round Tops is straight ahead.

Text from the rear of the monument

The Ninth Regiment Mass. Vols.
served during three years
campaigns in Virginia,
Maryland and Pennsylvania
and was in
forty two engagements
including the following viz.

Peninsula Campaign
Hanover Court House
Seven Days Battles
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run
Wilderness Campaign.
Total number casualties 863.

From the left side of the monument

Erected on
Round Top
Battlefield of
Gettysburg
June 1885

Looking south up the eastern trail to the summit of Big Round Top at the 9th Massachusetts infantry monument. Below it is the regiment's right flank marker and the left flank marker of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 39th Pensylvania Infantry.

Looking south up the eastern trail to the summit of Big Round Top at the 9th Massachusetts infantry monument. Below it is the regiment’s right flank marker and the left flank marker of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 39th Pensylvania Infantry.

Location of the monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

The monument to the 9th Massachusetts Infantry is south of Gettysburg about 50 yards south of South Confederate Avenue about 100 yards before the intersection with Warren, Wright and Sykes Avenue. (39°47’18.6″N 77°14’16.2″W)

See more on the history of the 9th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War