About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 6, 1885.
What is it made out of? Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 8 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. x 5 ft.
Who made it? Mosman, Melzar Hunt, 1845-1926, sculptor. Newell, J. K., designer. Chester Granite Co., fabricator.
What does it depict? Overall height is 8.4 foot. Monument: granite with bronze adornment; Base: granite. Granite monument topped by bronze sculpture of three heroic-size muskets, drum, knapsack, cartridge box, and canteen. The monument was designed by Captain J. K. Newell, Co. I. The bronze sculpture was done by Melzar H. Mosman. Flanking markers are gable-topped, 1.6×8 foot.
What does it honor? The monument marks the position occupied by the 10th Massachusetts Infantry on July 3, 1863.
When was this photograph taken? April 15, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, South Sedgwick Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on east side of South Sedgwick Avenue near equestrian statue of General Sedgwick.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Lt. Col. Joseph B. Parsons (1828-1906)
Number Engaged: 416
Casualties: 4 wounded, 5 missing
Raised: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Springfield June 21, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 25-28. Attached to Couch’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Couch’s Brigade, Buell’s (Keyes’) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864.
SERVICE.–Duty at Kalorama Heights and Camp Brightwood, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Embarked at Alexandria for the Peninsula, Virginia, March 25. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Reconnaissance to Turkey Island August 5-6, and to Haxall’s Landing August 8-11. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1, thence march into Maryland September 3-18. Battle of Antietam September 18. At Downsville September 18-October 20. Movement to Stafford C. H. October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks’ Ford May 4. Franklin’s Crossing June 6-7. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Brandy Station until May 1, 1864. Reconnaissance to Madison C. H. February 27-March 2. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania C. H. May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey June 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-19. Ordered home for muster out June 19. Mustered out July 6, 1864. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 190.
Massachusetts at Gettysburg
1st Infantry :: 1st Company Sharpshooters :: 2nd Infantry :: 2nd Company Sharpshooters :: 7th Infantry :: 9th Infantry :: 10th Infantry :: 11th Infantry :: 12th Infantry :: 13th Infantry :: 15th Infantry :: 16th Infantry :: 18th Infantry :: 19th Infantry :: 20th Infantry :: 22nd Infantry :: 28th Infantry :: 32nd Infantry :: 33rd Infantry :: 37th Infantry :: 1st Cavalry :: 1st Light A :: 3rd Light C :: 5th Light E :: 9th Light