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The monument to the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue. (39.817861° N, 77.219315° W; Google map; Tour map: North Culp’s Hill) It was dedicated in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

Monumsnt to the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The 29th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Wilber F. Stevens. He was slightly wounded on July 3, and Captain Edward Hayes then took command.

Stevens’ name was left off the monument, possibly because Adjutant J. B. Storer, who contributed to the monument’s design, thought him a coward for his conduct at Cedar Mountain and for leaving the field at Gettysburg with only a slight wound.

12th Corps Headquarters flag 12th Corps, 2nd Division Headquarters flag

monument to the 29th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

29th Ohio Infantry

1st Brig. 2nd Div. 12th Corps.
This memorial is erected by the State of Ohio

Rear view of the monument to the 29th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

From the rear:

Principal battles
Winchester 1862.
Port Republic June 6, 1862.
Cedar Mountain
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Lookout Mountain
Dug Gap in Rocy Face
Resaca, New Hope Church
Pine Mountain
Kenesaw Mountain
Peach Tree Creek
Atlanta
Savannah
Carolina Campaign.

The 29th Ohio Infantry


Commanded by Captain Edward Hayes, J.B. Storer Adjutant – occupied several positions in this vicinity, both in the intrenchments and in reserve, July 2 and 3, 1863

From the left side:

Gettysburg
July 2d and 3d 1863.
Engaged 332 – killed 7
Wounded 31 – 2 mortally
Total loss 38

From the right side:

Mustered in for 3 yrs.
Aug. to Dec. 1861
Reenlisted as Veterans
Dec. 10, 1863.
Mustered out July 8-13, 1865.

Flank marker for the 29th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Flank marker for the 29th Ohio

See more on the 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War