17th Connecticut Flagpole

The 17th Connecticut served as members of Ames’ Brigade in Barlow’s Division of the Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg: one on East Howard Avenue at Barlow’s Knoll and a second on Wainwright Avenue at the base of East Cemetery Hill. In addition, the regiment is honored by a memorial flagpole.

17th Connecticut  Gettysburg October 2014

Dedicated: 1903.

Location: East Howard Avenue, Barlow’s Knoll. 39° 50.725′ N, 77° 13.572′ W.

Description: Erected by National Park Commission. Commemorates services of the 17th Connecticut at the Battle of Gettysburg. Located at Barlow Knoll near 153rd Pennsylvania Monument, replacing earlier wooden pole erected by regimental veterans that marked their position on July 1. “Walworth Steel Flagpole, Walworth Mfg. Co., Boston, Mass.”