20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Gettysburg Monument Replica

Signed and numbered edition of 1863

 

Gettysburg Monument Replica Collection, Cast in stone resin and bonded bronze, complete with all engraved wording.

Sized at 6 x 4.5 x 9

 

Crafted and Made in the United States

 

A monument and a marker to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment are south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue just south of the Copse of Trees.

About the monument to the 20th Massachusetts

The monument is a large boulder known as a “Puddingstone,” native to Massachusetts and the official stone of the Commonwealth. It was brought for the monument’s dedication from Roxbury, where many of the men of the regiment had played on such boulders as they grew up. The monument was dedicated on October 20th, 1885.

The 20th Massachusetts at Gettysburg

The 20th Massachusetts was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Paul Joseph Revere, grandson of Paul Revere of Revolutionary War fame. He was mortally wounded on July 2nd and died on the 4th. When Colonel Revere fell Lieutenant Colonel George N. Macy took command until he was wounded on July 3, losing his left hand. Captain Henry L. Abbott then took over the regiment.

The 20th Massachusetts brought 301 men to the field, losing 30 killed, 94 wounded and 3 missing.