Union monuments at Gettysburg > Ohio 


The monument to the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue. (39.841563° N, 77.234024° W; Google map; Tour map: Howard Avenue West)

There are also flank markers  in the National Cemetery showing the regiment’s position on July 2nd and 3rd, although there is no monument to the regiment there.

About the monument to the 61st Ohio

The monument is made of Concord granite and stands about fifteen and a half feet high. It is capped with a carved knapsack. The front has a relief of two rifles hung with cartridge boxes, above a relief of the crescent moon symbol of the Eleventh Corps. The monument was dedicated on September 14th, 1887 by the State of Ohio.

Monument to the 61st Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The 61st Ohio at the Battle of Gettysburg

The 61st Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Stephen J. McGroarty.

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11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-3D

From the front of the monument:

The 61st Ohio Infantry
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On arriving from Emmittsburg about one o’clock p.m., July 1st 1863, was deployed as skirmish line in advance of its Brigade and moved towards Oak Hill. Later it supported a section of Dilger’s Battery, and engaged the enemy on this ground. After an obstinate contest it withdrew with the 11th Corps to Cemetery Hill. On the evening of July 2d it moved to the assistance of the 12th Corps on Culp’s Hill, and returning lay on Cemetery Hill during the remainder of the battle.

61st Ohio Infantry.
1st Brigade 3d Division, 11th Corps

Erected by the State of Ohio

From the left side:

The 61st Ohio Infantry

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Gettysburg July 1,2, 3 1863.
Present for duty 309.
Killed 6
wounded 36
missing 12
total loss 54

Monument to the 61st Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

View from before the removal of the tree behind the monument

From the right side:

The 61st Ohio Infantry

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Was organized by companies from various parts of Ohio in April and May 1862. It reenlisted as a veteran regiment  from January to April 1864, was consolidated with the 82d Ohio Infantry March 31, 1865, and was mustered out July 24, 1865.

From the rear:

Principal engagements
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Freeman’s Ford    Resaca
Warrenton Sulphur Springs    New Hope Church
Groveton    Culp’s Farm
Chancellorsville    Peach Tree Creek
Gettysburg    Atlanta
Wauhatchie    Sandersville
Mission Ridge    Monteith Swamp
Relief of Knoxville    Savannah,
Bentonville

Flank marker for the 61st Ohio in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg

Flank marker for the 61st Ohio in the National Cemetery

From the flank marker in the National Cemetery:

61 O.V.I

Right
July 2 and 3
1863 

See more on the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War