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The monument to the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue next to the cemetery for the Adams County Almshouse. (39.84514° N, 77.22714° W; Google map; Tour map: Howard Avenue East)

Monument to the 107th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 107th Ohio

The monument is made of blue Westerly granite and stands about four and a half feet tall. A relief of the the crescent moon symbol of the Eleventh Corps is on the front peak. The monument was dedicated on September 14th, 1887 by the State of Ohio.

About the 107th Ohio at the Battle of Gettysburg

The 107th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Seraphim Meyer. He was wounded on July 1st, and Captain John M. Lutz took command. Out of the 400 men it brought to the Gettysburg battlefield it lost 211.

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From the front of the monument:

107th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade 1st Division 11th Corps
This memorial is dedicated by the surviving members of the regiment to their fallen comrades Ohio’s Token of Gratitude

From the rear:

Principal engagements:
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Hagerstown, Md. 1863
Fort Wagner, S.C. 1864
John’s Island, S.C.
Camp Finnegan, Fla.
Devereaux’s
Neck, S.C.
Combahee Ferry, S.C., 1865
Dingle’s Mills, S.C.
Statesburo, S.C.
Swift Creek, S.C.

The 107th Ohio Infantry
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Left Emmitsburg at 8 a.m. and reached Gettysburg at 1 p.m. July 1. Engaged the enemy with their brigade, losing heavily. Subsequently fell back to Cemetery Hill, and there formed in front of Wiedrich’s Battery. Evening of July 2, participated in repulsing the attack of Hays’ Louisiana Brigade, Adjutant P.F. Young capturing the colors of the 8th Louisiana Tigers. July 3 remained on East Cemetery Hill, exposed to fire of sharpshooters and artillery. Early July 4, made a sortie to the town. Number engaged in the battle 400, killed 23, wounded 111, missing 77, total loss 211.

From the left side:

The 107th Ohio Infantry  was organized at Cleveland, Ohio Sept. 9, 1862 and mustered out of  service at Charleston S.C. July 10, 1865. Regimental commanders
Colonel Meyer
Lieut. Col. C. F. Yueller
Captain J.M. Lutz
Major A. Vignos
Captain E. S. Meyer
Lieut. Col. J.S. Cooper

From the right side:

Principal engagements
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Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Hagerstown, Md. 1863
Fort Wagner, S.C. 1864
John’s Island, S.C.
Camp Finnegan, Fla.
Devereaux’s Neck, S.C.
Combahee Terry, S.C., 1865
Dingle’s Mills, S.C.
Statesburo, S.C.
Swift Creek, S.C.

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