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? Overall: approx. H. 9 ft.; Base: approx. 2 ft. x 6 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.
Who made it? Unknown, sculptor.
What does it depict? National shield leans against a natural boulder. There are two horizontal rows of stars in relief along the top, and thirteen vertical stripes, alternately recessed and in relief. The Corps insignia of the Greek cross adorns the front. The piece stands on a tiered base. Overall height is 9 feet.
What does it honor? Monument indicates the position held by the 7th Maine Infantry on July 3, 1863 while in reserve. Lt. Col. Connor designed the regimental monument.
How is it inscribed? 7TH/MAINE INFANTRY/3RD BRIG 2ND DIV./6TH CORPS./JULY 3, 1863
When was this photograph taken? May 23, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Neill Avenue at Wolf Hill, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
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. Selden Connor (1839-1917). Law student in Vermont. Wounded at the Wilderness. Rose to rank of general. Post-war governor of Maine.
Number Engaged: 261
Casualties: 6 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the Maine Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Cpl. Richard Scully, Company K, G-4
- Pvt. William H. Smith, Company K, F-10
Raised: Aroostook, Kennebec, and Penobscot counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Augusta and mustered in August 21, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 23. Attached to Dix’s Division, August to October, 1861. Davidson’s Brigade, W. F. Smith’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to August, 1864.
SERVICE–Duty at Baltimore, Md., until October 25, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C. Duty at Georgetown Heights until November 7, and at Lewinsville, Va., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Return to Alexandria, thence moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 23-24. Reconnaissance to Watt’s Creek March 27-31. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Advance up the peninsula May 9-13. At White House until May 19. Mechanicsville May 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett’s and Golding’s Farms June 27-28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, August 15-27. In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope’s rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H. September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton’s Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16- 17. Ordered home to recruit October, and at Portland, Me., until January 21, 1863. Joined Brigade and Division at White Oak Church, Va., January 25. 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. (Co. “F” Joined May 23.) Operations at Franklin’s Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Fairfield July 5. Near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannook Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. “Bloody Angle,” assault on the Salient, 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 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington, D.C., July 1!-12, Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-21. Mustered out at Charlestown, Va., August 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Veteran Infantry. Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 113 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 209 Enlisted men by disease. Total 340.