1st Minnesota Infantry (Secondary Monument)

The 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment served as members of Harrow’s Brigade in Gibbon’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument, a memorial urn, and a secondary monument.

Monument to the 1st Minnesota. Gettysburg August 2012

Dedicated: 1897.

Location: Located on the west side of Hancock Avenue south of the Copse of Trees.

Description: The second monument is located where the 1st Minnesota defended against Pickett’s Charge on July 3, 1863. Monument is a two-part granite shaft of which the lower part is columned and the upper part is obelisk and set on a three-part 6.5 foot square stepped base. The third tier of the base has a bronze inscription tablet on the front. The lower shaft section has a bronze tablet between the columns and the upper shaft part has a Second Corps trefoil seal and bronze medallion on the obelisk.