The monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Road on the west side of the National Cemetery. (39.82042° N, 77.232745° W; Google map; Tour map: National Cemetery) It was erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio.
The 73rd Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Long, Jr.
|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.”|
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:
July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
Mortally wounded 19
Additional wounded 104
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
From the rear of the monument:
Bull Pasture Mountain
New Hope Church
March to the Sea
The 73rd Ohio Infantry Rgiment is honored with a marker on the Second Bull Run battlefield at Manassas
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