140th Pennsylvania Infantry

The 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment served as members of Zook’s Brigade in Caldwell’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by two monuments.

Monument to the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. original (17908) Gettysburg September 2010

Dedicated: Sept. 11, 1889.

Location: Sickles Avenue, west side. It indicates the position of the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry on the afternoon of July 2, 1863 when it rushed forward to assist the 5th corps.

Description: Monument consists of a tapered, two-course pedestal and rough-hewn base. There are various relief elements on the pedestal, including a bronze State Seal. The pedestal is topped with drum and draped flag finial. Monument is a 3.7 foot square granite shaft topped with a sculpture of regimental accoutrements set on a 6.4 foot square rough hewn base. Overall height is 15.7 foot. The shaft has inscription panels on all sides, and reliefs of rifles and accoutrements as well as a bronze state seal on the east side. Flanking markers are one foot square with apex tops that contain inscriptions.