The Twenty Fourth Michigan Infantry is honored by a monument and a position stone at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? June 12, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite with bronze elements.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 14 ft. x 2 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. x D. 5 ft.
Who made it? Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Full-length figure of a uniformed Iron Brigade infantryman stands on a pedestal and tiered base. The figure wears a wide-brimmed hat and moustache. He holds his rifle diagonally by his proper left side. His proper right hand is at the top of the muzzle. Decorative bronze relief elements on the pedestal include the Michigan State Seal on the front and the Corps insignia on the right. There is a crossed flag and moon relief on the front.
What does it honor? Erected by the State of Michigan, the monument marks one of the positions held by the 24th Michigan Infantry on July 1, 1863.
How is it inscribed? Arriving upon the field to the south of these woods in the forenoon of July 1st. this regiment with others of the Brigade, (2nd. and 7th Wisconsin and 19th Indiana) charged across the stream in front (Willoughby’s) to the crest beyond assisting in the capture of a large portion of Archer’s Tennessee Brigade. It was then withdrawn to this position where it fought until the line was outflanked and forced back.
When was this photograph taken? December 9, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Meredith Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on Meredith Avenue in Hebst Farm Woods (also known as Reynolds Woods).
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.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: September 18, 2009.
Location: Slocum Avenue, east of Stevens Knoll. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Marker was dedicated on October 6, 1995. Denotes the position held by the 24th Michigan on July 2 and 3, 1863.
Commander: Col. Henry A. Morrow (1829-1891). Morrow was a lawyer from Detroit.
Number Engaged: 496
Casualties: 67 killed, 210 wounded, 86 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Gilbert A. Dickey, Company G, of Detroit, killed on July 1, buried in National Cemetery at A-7
- 1st Lieutenant Newell Grace, Company H, killed on July, of Redford.
- 2nd Lieutenant Reuben H. Humphreville, Company K, of Livonia, killed on July 1
- 1st Lieutenant Winfield S. Safford, Company C, of Canton, killed on July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant Lucius L. Shattuck, Company C, of Plymouth, killed on July 1
- Captain William J. Speed, Company D, killed July 1, of Detroit
- 1st Lieutenant Walter H. Wallace, Company K, killed on July 1
Soldiers Buried in the Michigan Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Elias B. Browning, Company G, B-6
- Sgt. George Cline, Company B, B-8
- Sgt. George Colburn, Company C, A-1
- Pvt. John Dewyer, Company D, B-1
- Cpl. Jerome F. Fales, Company G, B-7
- Pvt. Edward B. Harrison, Company I, A-2
- Pvt. Robert Hermann, Company H, A-9
- Pvt. Augustus Jenks, Company A, B-2
- Cpl. William H. Luce, Company G, B-3
- Pvt. John McNish, Company F, G-6
- Pvt. Mason Palmer, Company D, E-1
- Pvt. George H. Pettinger, Company G, A-5
- Cpl. David E. Rounds, Company D, I-6
- Pvt. Charles Ruff, Company D, I-5
- Pvt. John E. Ryder, Company C, G-4
- Cpl. Otis Southworth, Company C, A-10
- Cpl. Thomas Suggett, Color Guard, Company G, I-4
- Pvt. William Williams, Company B, G-5
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Henry A. Morrow (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Wayne County
Notable Facts: The regiment was selected as escort at funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 29, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington, D.C., to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Springfield, Ill., Northern Department, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., until October 1, 1862. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Sharpsburg, Md., October 6, and to Warrenton, Va., October 20-November 6. Guard Richmond. Fredericksburg & Aquia Creek Railroad November 25-December 6. Advance to Falmouth December 6-11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain until April. Expedition to Port Royal and Port Conway April 22-23. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. (Division was first Infantry force under fire, and Regiment lost in first day’s fight 316 killed, wounded and missing, out of 496.) Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 11, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., for special duty February 11, 1865. Moved to Springfield, Ill., February 15, and assigned to garrison and guard duty there at Draft Rendezvous until June 19. Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln. Mustered out June 30, 1865. Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 328.