Union monuments at Gettysburg > Illinois


The monument to the 82nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue just west of Carlisle Road. (39.84283° N, 77.23235° W; Google map;  Tour map: Howard Avenue West) It was erected in 1891 by the State of Illinois.

Monument to the 82nd Illinois Infantry at Gettysburg

The photo looks south across the athletic fields of Gettysburg College, with the town in the distance.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-3D

The 82nd Illinois was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Salomon, a Chicago lawyer. It brought 347 men to the battle, of whom 4 were killed, 19 wounded, and 89 missing.

Captain Emil Frey of Company H was captured at Gettysburg. He went on to become the first Swiss Ambassador to the United States and President of the Swiss Confederation.

From the front of the monument:

82nd Ill. Inf.

1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps.
First line of Battle, July 1, 1863.

From the right (west) side of the monument:

Moved in retreat to Cemetery Hill July 1, 1863

From the left (west) side of the monument:

Occupied the crest of Cemetery Hill, July 2 & 3, 1863.

From the rear of the monument:

Participated in repulse of Ewell’s Corps on night of July 2. 1863.  Regiment lost during the three days battle 112 killed wounded and missing.

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