About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 3, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 12 ft. 7 in.; Base: approx. 1 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. x 7 ft.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? Monument is a square rough cut granite shaft with a pyramidal top with incised letters and set on a seven foot square smooth finished base with incised letters. The shaft has an incised smooth panel with inscription. Overall height is 12.7 feet. Flanking markers are 1.6×1 foot.
What does it honor? Monument marks the position held by the 19th Maine Infantry on July 3, 1863 as Longstreet’s Assault was launched.
How is it inscribed? 19TH MAINE INF’Y REG’T/1ST BRIGADE, 2D DIVISION, 2D CORPS
When was this photograph taken? June 7, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, west of United States Regulars monument, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
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: Col. Francis E. Heath (1838-1897). Clerk from Waterville. Wounded on July 3. Served post-war in the state legislature.
Number Engaged: 543
Casualties: 29 killed, 170 wounded, 4 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 2nd Lieutenant Leroy S. Scott, Company D, of Belfast, mortally wounded on July 3
- Capt. George D. Smith, Company I, of Rockland, mortally wounded on July 2
Soldiers Buried in the Maine Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Cpl. Hollis F. Arnold, Company H, B-6
- Sgt. William E. Barrows, Company I, A-9
- Cpl. Samuel C. Brookings, Company H, F-4
- Pvt. Charles J. Carroll, Company G, B-9
- Pvt. Frank Coffin, Company B, B-2
- Pvt. Charles W. Collins, Company A, A-14
- Pvt. Abijah Crosby, Company C, G-3
- Sgt. Jesse A. Dorman, Company H, B-7
- Pvt. Charles E. Harriman, Company E, D-6
- Pvt. James T. Heal, Company K, B-3
- Pvt. George E. Hodgdon, Company C, B-8
- Pvt. Louria A. Kelly, Company D, A-12
- Sgt. Alexander Lord, Company C, A-8
- Pvt. William H. Low, Company E, A-6
- Pvt. John Merriam, Company D, G-2
- Cpl. Robert T. Newell, Company D, A-18
- Pvt. Ruel Nickerson, Company E, B-10
- Pvt. Loring C. Oliver, Company K, B-4
- Sgt. Chandler F. Perry, Company I, A-11
- 1st Sgt. Thomas T. Rideout, Company F, C-10
- Pvt. James Robbins, Company D, C-11
- Pvt. Samuel B. Shea, Company K, B-5
- Pvt. William H. Shorey, Company F, C-10
- Pvt. Hushai C. Thomas, Company D, B-11
- Cpl. Alfred P. Waterman, Company D, A-7
- Cpl. George H. Willey, Company H, D-7
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Francis E. Heath (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Kennebec, Knox, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Bath and mustered in August 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 27. Attached to Defenses of Washington to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until September 30, 1862. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 30-October 4. Advance to Warrenton, Va., October 30-November 9. March to Falmouth November 15-17, Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15, “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. busy at Falmouth until April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 34. Banks Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Haymarket June 25. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. 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. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton’s Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 9-10. Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21, “Bloody Angle,” Assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom, north of the James, July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream’s Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Dabney’s Mills February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge April 6-7. Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville April 11-May 2. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out May 31 and discharged June 7, 1865. Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 189 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by disease. Total 376.