Cemetery Ridge (South)

1st Minnesota

On July 2, ordered by Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, the First Minnesota rushed down the slope of Cemetery Ridge in a countercharge against 1600 Confederates. Of the 262 men in the 1st Minn., only 47 survived. Over 80% of them fell in just five minutes. They saved a few minutes so reinforcements could get there. One survivor wrote: "Every man realized in an instant what that order meant."

1st MINN.
1st Minn. Memorial on Cemetery Ridge
They gave the Last Full Measure

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NY Monument on Cemetery Ridge
NY State Monument on Cemetery ridge
Located just north of the Minn. Monument

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