The monument to the 82nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue just west of Carlisle Road. (Howard Avenue West tour map) The State of Illinois erected and dedicated the monument in 1891.
|Attached to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Salomon commanded the 82nd Illinois Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was a lawyer from Chicago. The regiment brought 347 men to the battle, of whom 4 were killed, 19 were wounded, and 89 were reported missing.
Captain Emil Frey of Company H was captured during the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg. He survived his imprisonment and was released. Frey went on to become the first Swiss Ambassador to the United States, and became President of the Swiss Confederation.
From the front of the monument:
82nd Ill. Inf.
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps.
First line of Battle, July 1, 1863.
From the right (west) side of the monument:
Moved in retreat to Cemetery Hill July 1, 1863
From the left (west) side of the monument:
Occupied the crest of Cemetery Hill, July 2 & 3, 1863.
From the rear of the monument:
Participated in repulse of Ewell’s Corps on night of July 2. 1863. Regiment lost during the three days battle 112 killed wounded and missing.
Location of the monument to the 82nd Illinois Infantry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 82nd Illinois Infantry is north of Gettysburg. It is on the south side of Howard Avenue, and is about 110 yards west of Carlisle Road. (39°50’34.2″N 77°13’56.5″W)