Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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5th Connecticut
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

First Corps HQ Flag First Division Twelfth Corps fla

 

The monument to the 5th Connecticut Volunteers is southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue on the south end of Culp's Hill. (39.815562° N, 77.217394° W; map) It was dedicated on August 9, 1887 by the State of Conencticut.

 

About the monument to the 5th Connecticut

The monument is polished granite on a rough granite base standing 4' 6" tall and about 4' 8" wide. The front is inscribed with the regiment's information, including the five-pointed star that is the symbol of the Twelfth Corps. An additional line of information appears to have been added to the angled top of the base.

 

The 5th Connecticut was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Warren W. Packer of Groton. It brought 324 men to the battle, of whom two were wounded and five missing.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

12th Corps
5th Conn. Infantry,
July 2 & 3, 1863

 

From the angled top of the base of the monument below the front face:

1st Brig. 1st Div.

 

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5th Connecticut Infantry monument at Gettysburg
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