3rd Michigan Infantry

The 3rd Michigan Infantry Regiment served as members of De Trobriand’s Brigade in Birney’s Division of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

3rd Michigan Infantry Monument. Gettysburg September 2011

Dedicated: June 12, 1889.

Location: Located at the southeast corner of the Peach Orchard at Birney Avenue. It marks the position held by the 3rd Michigan Infantry on July 2, 1863, in the evening.

Description: Granite monument with relief of two soldiers on front. Both soldiers are dressed in uniform. One is kneeling, holding a rifle with both hands. The other stands behind him in a wooded scene. Above them, at the top of the monument, is a bronze Michigan shield. Monument is a granite shaft set on a rough hewn base. Inscription panels appear on the south and north sides of the base. The shaft contains a sculpted relief of two infantrymen in action on the south face and a bronze state seal shield attached to the top of the cap. Overall height is 11.10 foot. Flanking markers are apex topped with inscriptions on the faces, one foot square.