Monument to the 1st Minnesota regiment at Gettysburg. The regiment is noted in history for having the highest casualty rate of any surviving military unit in American history during a single engagement. While suffering 215 casualties out of 262 men, they did give the Union army a chance to secure Cemetery Ridge.
The Last Full Measure: 1st Minnesota Regiment at Gettysburg-Keith Rocco. What regiment is this?" Hancock demanded. "First Minnesota," replied Colvill. "Charge those lines," Hancock ordered, pointing in the direction of the Peach Orchard and Plum Run. Hancock and Colvill looked at each other, Hancock knowing what he had ordered and Colvill realizing both the necessity and the grim implications of it. The charge ended with 215 casualties & 47 survivors led by a sergeant.