The monument to the 82nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue just west of Carlisle Road. (Howard Avenue West tour map) It was erected in 1891 by the State of Illinois.
|Attached to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
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.
Location of the monument
The monument to the 82nd Illinois Infantry is north of Gettysburg on the south side of Howard Avenue about 110 yards west of Carlisle Road. (39°50’34.2″N 77°13’56.5″W)