The monument to the 11th United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Ayers Avenue. (Ayers Avenue – Loop tour map) The regiment brought six companies to the field: B, C, D, E, F & G. Major Delancy Floyd-Jones (West Point Class of 1846), a career Army officer from Oyster Bay, New York, commanded the regiment at the battle. He was brevetted colonel for gallant and meritorious conduct. Captain Thomas Barri and Lieutenants Matthew Elder, Henry Rochford, Herbert Kenaston, Amaziah Barber were killed or mortally wounded.
From the monument:
Army of the Potomac
Second Division, Second Brigade
Eleventh U.S. Infantry
Major Delancy Floyd Jones commanding
July 2 Arrived in the morning with the Brigade and took position on the right of the Twelfth Corps. Afterwards moved to the left and at 5 p.m. the Brigade formed line on the right of Little Round Top and advanced across Plum Run and to the crest of the rocky wooded hill in front under a fire of sharpshooters on the left and faced to the left with the Wheatfield on the right and rear. The Confederates having opened fire on the right flank and advancing through the Wheatfield in the rear the Regiment with the Brigade was withdrawn under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery and formed in line at the right of Little Round Top.
July 3 Remained in same position.
Present 25 officers and 281 men. Casualties: killed 8 officers and 16 men; wounded 7 officers and 85 men; missing 9 men.
Location of the monument to the 11th United States Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
The monument to the 11th United States Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Houck’s Ridge on the south side of the Ayers Avenue loop. (39°47’41.1″N 77°14’28.6″W)