3rd Wisconsin Infantry

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment served as members of Colgrove’s Brigade in Williams’ Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Monument to the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry. Gettysburg December 2011

Dedicated: June 30, 1888.

Location: Monument located on the west side Colgrove Avenue. Monument marks the site occupied by the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteers on the morning of July 2, 1863, when they threw up a breastwork of earth and rail. At about 6:00 P.M., they moved to the left of the Union line and returned after dark to discover the Confederates in their works. They retook the works on the morning of July 3.

Description: Monument consists of a two-tiered rough-hewn base, a polished die with four small columns, a rough-hewn die and finial topped with a 12th Corps insignia star. Overall height: 17 feet.