The monument to the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road in front of the Sherfy farmhouse. (Emmitsburg Rd. & Sickles Ave tour map) A marker on Hancock Avenue shows the regiment’s position at the end of Pickett’s Charge. (Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove tour map)
About the monument to the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry
The monument to the 114th Pennsylvania is a bronze statue of a Zouave loading his rifle, standing on a seven foot tall granite base. The diamond symbol of the Third Army Corps is at the foot of the statue. The base of the monument was dedicated on July 2nd, 1886 by the State of Pennsylvania. The statue itself was added and dedicated on November 11, 1888.
This was one of three Union monuments badly damaged by vandals in early 2006 but has been restored.
The 114th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Frederick F. Cavada, who was captured on July 2nd. Captain Edward R. Bowen then took command. The 114th brought 312 men to the field, losing 9 killed, 86 wounded and 60 missing.
|See Captain Bowen’s Official Report on the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg|
A monument to Colonel Collis, the colonel of the 114th, is in the National Cemetery. Collis missed the battle of Gettysburg due to a wound from Chancellorsvile but went on to become a long-time Gettysburg resident at his home, “Red Patch,” on Seminary Ridge.
|Attached to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the front (north side) of the monument:
114 Penn’a Vols. Inf’y.
the surviving members
of 114 Regt. Penna. Vols.
to mark the position
held by that organization
on the second day of
the memorable battle
fought on this field the
1, 2 & 3 days of July A.D. 1863
and in memory of the
heroic men of that
command, who here laid
down their lives in
defense of their
From the east side of the monument:
Killed and Wounded
95 Officers and Men
From the west side of the monument:
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps.
From the south side of the monument:
Dedicated July 2, 1886.
Location of the monument to the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 114th Pennsylvania is about 1.1 mile south of Gettysburg on the east side of Emmitsburg Road, in front of the Sherfy farmhouse. (39°48’12.7″N 77°14’55.6″W)
Position marker for the 114th Pennsylvania
From the tablet on the position marker on Hancock Avenue:
Capt. Edward R. Bowen
1st Brigade 1st Division
July 3d. 1863
From the base of the position marker:
Location of the position marker for the 114th Pennsylvania Infantry at Gettysburg
The July 3 position marker for the 114th Pennsylvania is 200 to the east side of Hancock Avenue and about 150 feet to the south of the monument to Major General Meade. (39°48’48.6″N 77°14’04.7″W)