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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

37th Massachusetts Infantry

 
 
37th Massachusetts Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 37th Massachusetts Infantry Monument
The monument depicts several pieces of infantry equipment - muskets, a cartridge box, a knapsack, and a stand of colors - leaning against a tree trunk.
Inscription.
37th Mass.
2nd Brig.
3rd Div.
July 2nd 1863.

 
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 47.83′ N, 77° 14.059′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5th Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Co. H. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 37th Massachusetts Infantry
Back Base of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back Base of Monument
. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Base Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument Base
Right Flank Marker for the 37th Massachusetts Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Flank Marker for the 37th Massachusetts
The right flank marker for the regiment reads:
37th Mass. Inf'y. This line was 100 yards to the rear.

The regiment occupied a line along the ridge in the evening of July 2 and held it through the remainder of the battle.
Left Flank Marker Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Left Flank Marker Stone
The 37th Massachusetts tied into the 10th Massachusetts on their left.
37th Massachusetts Infantry Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. 37th Massachusetts Infantry Position
Looking past the left flank marker stone (next to the tree stump in the center) toward the right flank of the regiment. A stone wall bisects the regimental line. The monument is just beyond the wall in the woods, left of center. On the far left is the Fifth Corps Headquarters marker. The 37th's line was about 100 yards off the road to the right, along the crest of the ridge.
37th Massachusetts Infantry Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. 37th Massachusetts Infantry Line
Looking down the stone wall into the woods on the ridge. The regiment's line was posted further up the ridge slope from the road, about 100 yards. During the battle this was open ground all the way to the Taneytown Road (modern Pennsylvania 134).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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