Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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6th Maine
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Sixth Corps HQ Flag First Division, Sixth Corps Flag

 

The monument to the 6th Maine Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on Howe Avenue. (39.783435° N, 77.228407° W; map) It was dedicated in 1889 by the State of Maine.

 

The 6th Maine was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Hiram Burnham. It brought 439 men to the field and suffered no casualties, being held in reserve with Howe's brigade in the rear of Big Round Top along Taneytown Road.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

6th Maine
Infantry
3rd Brigde
1st Div. 6th Corps

Held this position
July 3, 1863.
In afternoon moved
to support of centre,
then to Big Round Top.

 

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Monument to the 6th Maine on the Gettysburg battlefield
(above) Monument to the 6th Maine on the Gettysburg battlefield
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