Union monuments at Gettysburg > Ohio 


The monument to the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Culp’s Hill, at the eastern edge of the parking area. (Culp’s Hill North tour map; 39.820096° N, 77.219591° W; map location) It was dedicated in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

Monument to the 66th Ohio Infantry at Gettysburg

A nearby marker shows the spot where Major Joshua G. Palmer was mortally wounded.

The 66th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Eugene Powell. It brought 316 men to the field, of whom 17 were wounded.

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

From the front of the monument:

66th Ohio Infantry

Ohio’s Tribute

Monument to the 66th Ohio Infantry at Gettysburg

Right side of the monument to the 66th Ohio Infantry

From the right side:

The 66th Ohio Infantry arrived in position just north of Little Round Top at 5 p.m. July 1. Morning of July 2 moved to Culp’s Hill and entrenched. At day break July 3 advanced over the Union breastworks and with right here and left at tablet below. Opened an enfilading fire upon the enemy.

From the rear:

The 66th Ohio Infantry was mustered into service for 3 years Dec. 17, 1861. Reenlisted as Veteran Regiment Dec. 16, 1863 and was mustered out July 15, 1865.

Total enrolled 1334. Killed 117. Died 167. Wounded 320.

Side view of the monument to the 66th Ohio Infantry

Side view of the monument to the 66th Ohio Infantry

 From the left side:

Principal Engagements
Port Republic June 9. 1862
Cedar Mountain
Antietam
Dumfries
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Lookout Mountain
Mission Ridge
Ringgold
Dug Gap, In Rocky Face
Resaca
New Hope Church
Pine Mountain
Kenesaw Mountain
Peach Tree Creek
Atlanta
Savannah

Marker showing where Major Palmer of the 61st Ohio Infantry was mortally wounded at Gettysburg

Marker showing where Major Palmer was mortally wounded

From Major Palmer’s marker:

66th O.V.I.
July 3, 1863
Here Major J.G. Palmer fell mortally wounded.
Casualties in this position: Killed 1
Wounded 17.

Left flank marker of the 61st Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Left flank marker of the 66th Ohio

The 66th Ohio Infantry is also honored on a monument at Antietam.

See more on the history of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War