Union monuments at Gettysburg > Ohio 


The monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Road on the west side of the National Cemetery. (National Cemetery tour map) It was erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

There is also a marker to the 73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment on the Second Bull Run battlefield at Manassas.

Monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Long, Jr. commanded the 73rd Ohio at the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Medal of honor as it looked at the time of the Civil War Musician Richard Enderlin of Company B was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions when he “voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy’s lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade.”
11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-2D

From the front of the monument:

73d Ohio Infantry
2d Brigade, 2d Division, 11th Corps.

Erected by The State of Ohio

From the left side of the monument:

Gettysburg
July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
Engaged 338
Killed 21
Mortally wounded 19
Additional wounded 104
Missing 1
Total loss 145

From the right side of the monument:

Organized at Chillicothe, Ohio
Mustered in Dec. 30, 1861
Mustered out July 20, 1865
Original strength 891
Total enrolled 1284
Killed 156
Wounded 568
Died 123

From the rear of the monument:

Principal Engagements
Bull Pasture Mountain
Cross Keys
Cedar Mountain
Groveton
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wauhatchie
Mission Ridge
Resaca
New Hope Church
Kenesaw Mountain
Peachtree Creek
Atlanta
March to the Sea
Savannah
Averasboro
Bentonville

Monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Location of the monument to the 73rd Ohio Infantry

The monument to the 73rd Ohio is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Taneytown Road about 125 yards south of the intersection with Steinwehr Avenue. (39°49’13.5″N 77°13’57.9″W)

See more on the history of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War