There are two monuments shared by the 25th and 75th Ohio Volunteers on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Both were erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

The first monument is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue at Barlow’s Knoll. It shows the regiment’s position in the afternoon of July 1st. (39.845326° N, 77.226659° W; Google map; Monument map: Howard Avenue East) The second monument is southeast of town on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill. (39.845317° N, 77.226656° W; Google map; Monument map: Wainwright Avenue)

The 25th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Williams. He was captured on July 1st, and Captain Nathaniel J. Manning took over until he was wounded. Second Lieutenant William Maloney briefly commanded the regiment on the 2nd, then Lieutenant Israel White took over for the remainder of the battle.

The 75th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Andrew L. Harris, who took over command of the brigade on July 1. Captain George B. Fox then took over the regiment.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-1D
The 25th and 75th Ohio were attached to the 2nd Brigade1st DivisionEleventh Corps

Monument to the 25th & 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments on Barlow's Knoll at Gettysburg

 

From the front of the Howard Avenue monument:

25th and 75th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps.
This monument marks the left flank of the 25th and the right flank of the 75th Ohio Infantry July 1, 1863.

This memorial erected by the State of Ohio

From the rear:

Arriving at Gettysburg from Emmitsburg July 1, 1863
The 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry advanced beyond the town and, under a heavy cannonade, took position here, supporting Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery. During July 2 and 3, they held an advanced line on East Cemetery Hill, and early July 4 led the advance into the town.

From the left side:

Gettysburg July 1,2,3, 1863
25th Ohio Infantry
—-
Engaged 220.
Killed 16, wounded 96, missing 71.
Total loss 180.
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75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269.
Killed or mortally wounded 38, missing 86.
Total loss 180.

From the right side:

25th Ohio Infantry
—-
Organized for 3 years in June 1861.
Renenlisted Jan. 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.
—-
75th Ohio Infantry.
—-
Organized for 3 years Nov. 7, 1861.
Mustered out and battalion organized
Jan. 17, 1865. Battalion mustered out
Jul, 27. 1865.

Monument to the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments on Wainwright Avenue at Gettysburg

From the front of the Wainwright Avenue monument:

Ohio honors her brave sons.

25th & 75th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division 11th Corps

This monument erected by the State of Ohio.

From the left side:

After a severe battle in the open fields beyond Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 the 11th Corps withdrew to Cemetery Hill, and at dark on July 2 this position was held by the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry when Early’s Confederate Division assaulted this hill and broke the Union line to the right, but was repulsed after a desperate hand to hand conflict.

From the right side:

Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
25th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 220
Killed or Mortally wounded 16
Wounded 96
Missing 71
Total loss 183
—-
75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269
Killed or mortally wounded 38
Wounded 62
Missing 86
Total loss 186.

From the rear:

Vincit Amor Patriae*

25th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years June 1861.
Reenlisted for 3 years Jan. 1, 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.

75th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years Nov. 7, 1861.
Mustered out and Battalion organized Jan. 17, 1865.
Battalion mustered out July 27, 1865.

(*Love of Country Conquers)

Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg

Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill

See more on the 25th Ohio Volunteers in the Civil War

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