memorial

Michigan Monuments at Gettysburg

So, my wife and I were in Gettysburg recently and spent a morning tracking down all the memorials dedicated to Michigan units who fought at Gettysburg. All photos from May 2019.

(Steve Hawks has put together an incredibly comprehensive website that provides details of the Gettysburg memorials including inscriptions, locations and much more. The links below will take you to the relevant pages on the site.)

1st Michigan Infantry Located off Sickles Avenue in the Rose Woods loop; close to the 5th Michigan monument.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

3rd Michigan Infantry Located at the southeast edge of the Peach Orchard along Birney Avenue.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

4th Michigan Infantry Located on De Trobriand Avenue just before Sickles Avenue.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

5th Michigan Infantry Located on Sickles Avenue just before the loop in Rose Woods; close to the 1st Michigan monument.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

7th Michigan Infantry Located just west of Hancock Avenue and south of the "Copse of Trees."

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

showing the “copse of trees,” the high water mark on the far right. photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

showing the “copse of trees,” the high water mark on the far right. photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

9th Michigan Battery The monument is along Hancock Avenue almost directly opposite the Pennsylvania memorial.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

16 Michigan Infantry Located about a third way down the front slope of Little Round and close to the Michigan Sharpshooters memorial. There is a path to the monument.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

24th Michigan Infantry Located just west of Gettysburg on Meredith Avenue.

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photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

Michigan Cavalry Brigade Located in the East Cavalry Field on the eastern side of Route 15 and out of the normal flow of tourists to the park.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

detail, relief showing Brigade in action against confederate cavalry. photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

detail, relief showing Brigade in action against confederate cavalry. photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

Michigan Sharpshooters Located about half-way down the slope of Little Round Top and close to the 16th Michigan monument. The memorial is not accessible except by scrambling over rocks and through the underbrush; but the park asks you to remain on the paved path since they are presently restoring the landscape.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.

photo © Steve Soper. All rights reserved.