2nd Massachusetts Infantry Memorial

As you explore the expansive Gettysburg battlefield, take the time to stroll down Carman Avenue until you reach the edge of Spangler’s Meadow. There, perched atop a boulder, you’ll discover a monument to the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, the first memorial of its kind. The morning of July 3, 1863 saw this regiment of 316 men storming through the meadow in a charge that cost them almost half of their men.

 

Spare a moment to pay tribute to these brave souls. Other monuments can be found here and here.