State of Pennsylvania monument on the Monocacy National Battlefield

The Pennsylvania monument at Monocacy is on the east side of Araby Church Road just north of Baker Valley Road. (39.361019° N, 77.387116° W; map)

The monument honors the 67th, 87th and 138th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiments of the Union Sixth Army Corps, whose Greek cross tops the 35-foot Blue Westerly granite shaft. The monument was dedicated on November 24, 1908, at a ceremony which included 250 survivors of the three regiments.

The 87th saw heavy fighting on the Thomas Farm, positioned between the 10th Vermont and the 14th New Jersey. The 138th was held in reserve at first, then went into action on the extreme left flank of the Union line. The 67th arrived after the battle, having been held up with its brigade at New Market, Maryland, but formed across the Baltimore Road and acted as rear guard to the retreating army.

From the monument:

Erected by the Commonwealth of Penna. in commemoration of the bravery, sacrifices and patrioitsm of the 67th, 87th and 138th Regiments that fought on this battlefield July 8, 1864.

Commissioners
Wm. H. Lanius, Capt. Co. I 87th,
Robert F. Cornwell Capt. Co. I 67th
Wm. Coppleberger, Prv Co A 138th

67th Regt PA Vol. Inf

2d Brig. 3d Div. 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac
Organized at Philadelphia PA. in summer and fall of 1861
Mustered out July 14, 1865

87th Regt. PA. Vol. Inf.

1st Brig. 3d Div. 6th Corps
Organized at York, PA. September 14, 1861
Mustered out June 29, 1865

138th Regt. Pa. Vol. Inf.

2d Brig. 3d Div. 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac
Organized at Harrisburg PA. August 26, 1862
Mustered out June 23, 1865 near Washington D.C.

State of Pennsylvania monument on the Monocacy National Battlefield