About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Installed 1888. Dedicated June 12, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Westerly blue granite with bronze relief; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 8 ft. x 2 ft. 8 1/2 in. x 2 ft. 8 1/2 in.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 2 in. x D. 5 ft. 2 in.
Who made it? Pasetti, Joseph, sculptor. Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Pedestal with cross-gable cap stands on a tiered, rough-hewn base. Relief elements include a trefoil II Corps insignia, assorted infantry items and crossed rifles. The Seal of the State of Michigan is affixed to the lower front face. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? It marks the position held by the 7th Michigan Infantry on July 2 & 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? MUSTERED IN AT MONROE, MICH. AUG. 22, 1861/MUSTERED OUT AT JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. JULY 5, 1865./TOTAL ENROLLMENT, 1393 OFFICERS AND MEN./KILLED IN ACTION: 6 OFFICERS, 123 MEN./DIED OF WOUNDS, 5 OFFICERS, 47 MEN/DIED OF DISEASE: 3 OFFICERS, 154 MEN/TOTAL, 338/PARTICIPATED IN 37 SKIRMISHES AND/GENERAL ENGAGEMENTS FROM BALLS BLUFF, VA. OCT. 21, 1861./TO SIEGE OF PETERSBURG, VA. APR. 3, 1865/REGIMENT HELD THIS POSITION DURING THE/ENGAGEMENT OF JULY 2ND & 3RD, 1863./ON THE EVENING OF THE 2ND CHARGED FRONT TO THE LEFT,/MEETING AND AIDING IN DRIVING BACK THE ENEMY./ON THE 3RD ASSISTED IN REPULSING PICKETT’S CHARGE./CHARGING FRONT TO THE RIGHT AND /ASSAULTING THE ADVANCING FORCE IN FLANK./PRESENT FOR DUTY: 14 OFFICERS, 151 MEN/TOTAL: 165/CASUALTIES/2 OFFICERS, 19 MEN KILLED. 3 OFFICERS, 41 MEN WOUNDED./TOTAL: 65
When was this photograph taken? June 4, 2011. Monument faces east.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located east of Hancock Avenue south of the Copse of Trees.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Lt. Col. Amos Steele (1834-July 3, 1863). Farmer in Mason, killed in action July 3, 1863. Maj. Sylvanus W. Curtiss (1831-1895) took command. Wounded at Antietam and in the Overland Campaign. He was a butcher from Monroe.
Number Engaged: 165 men
Casualties: 21 killed and 44 wounded.
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Albert Slafter, Company E, of Bolton, Canada, killed on July 2, buried in National Cemetery at G-13
- Lt. Col. Amos E. Steele, Field Officer, killed on July 3, of Mason.
Soldiers Buried in the Michigan Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. William Almas, Company G, C-7
- Pvt. Edwin Beebe, Company E, A-21
- Pvt. Charles W. Fulmer, Company G, F-2
- Sgt. Russell B. Godfrey, Company B, D-18
- Pvt. Nicholas Goshey, Company F, A-20
- Cpl. Delos W. Harris, Company C, D-12
- Pvt. Sidney G. Harris, Company D, G-3
- Cpl. Edward Moore, Company A, Color Bearer, G-7
- Sgt. John C. Sholes, Company G, C-5
- Pvt. William Underwood, Company F, C-6
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Sylvanus W. Curtis (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Monroe, Lapeer, Tuscola, and Oakland counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Monroe, Mich., and mustered in August 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 5. Attached to Lander’s Brigade, Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Guard duty along the upper Potomac until December, 1861. Near Edward’s Ferry October 22. Moved to Muddy Branch December 4, and duty there until March, 1862. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville March 12-15. To Harper’s Ferry, thence to Washington, D.C., March 24, and to the Virginia Peninsula March 27. Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Movement from Harrison’s Landing to Alexandria August 15-28, thence to Fairfax Court House August 28-31. Cover Pope’s retreat from Bull Run to Washington. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15. Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg December 11. Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 20-September 12. rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle,” May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12, Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream’s Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Crow’s House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12, Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16-22, thence to Jeffersonville, Ind. Mustered out July 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 197 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.