Maine Monuments at Gettysburg
The State of Maine contributed 65,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. These were organized into 33 infantry, 2 cavalry and 1 heavy artillery regiments, 7 light artiillery batteries and a company of sharpshooters.
One of the Army of the Potomac's eight corps commanders, Major General Oliver O. Howard, was from Maine.
Over 3,700 men from Maine fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, in ten infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment, three artillery batteries, and a company of sharpshooters. Each unit on the field is honored by one or more monuments.
Over 1,000 of these men (28%) became casualties in the battle, the sixth highest total of the eighteen Union States that fought there.
(right) Seal of the State of Maine from the side of the monument to the
16th Maine Infantry Regiment on Doubeday Avenue at Gettysburg