Union monuments at Gettysburg > Ohio 


There are two monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield shared by the 25th and 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiments. Both were erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio. The regiments fought side by side at Gettysburg.

The first monument is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue at Barlow’s Knoll. (Howard Avenue East tour map) It shows the position of the two regiments on the afternoon of July 1st. The second monument is southeast of town on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill. (Wainwright Avenue tour map)

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Williams commanded the 25th Ohio Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was captured on July 1st.  Captain Nathaniel J. Manning took over until he was wounded. Second Lieutenant William Maloney briefly commanded the regiment on the 2nd, then Lieutenant Israel White took over for the remainder of the battle.

Colonel Andrew L. Harris commanded the 75th Ohio at Gettysburg. Colonel Harris took over command of the brigade on July 1. Captain George B. Fox then took over the regiment.

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Monument on Howard Avenue

Monument to the 25th & 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments on Barlow's Knoll at GettysburgFrom the front of the Howard Avenue monument:

25th and 75th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps.
This monument marks the left flank of
the 25th and the right flank of the 75th
Ohio Infantry July 1, 1863.

This memorial erected by the State of Ohio

From the rear of the monument:

Arriving at Gettysburg from Emmitsburg July 1, 1863
The 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry advanced beyond the town and, under a heavy cannonade, took position here, supporting Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery. During July 2 and 3, they held an advanced line on East Cemetery Hill, and early July 4 led the advance into the town.

From the left side of the monument:

Gettysburg July 1,2,3, 1863
25th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 220.
Killed 16, wounded 96, missing 71.
Total loss 180.

75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269.
Killed or mortally wounded 38, missing 86.
Total loss 180.

From the right side of the monument:

25th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years in June 1861.
Renenlisted Jan. 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.

75th Ohio Infantry.
Organized for 3 years Nov. 7, 1861.
Mustered out and battalion organized
Jan. 17, 1865. Battalion mustered out
July, 27. 1865.

Location of the monument on Howard Avenue

The Howard Avenue monument to the 25th & 75th Ohio is north of Gettysburg inside the curve of Howard Avenue on Barlow’s Knoll. (39°50’43.1″N 77°13’36.0″W)

Monument on Wainwright Avenue

The second of two moments to the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry erected at Gettysburg is southeast of town on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill.

Monument to the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments at Gettysburg

Monument to the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry on Wainwright Avenue

From the front of the Wainwright Avenue monument:

Ohio honors her brave sons.

25th & 75th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division 11th Corps

This monument erected by the State of Ohio.

From the left side:

After a severe battle in the open fields beyond Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 the 11th Corps withdrew to Cemetery Hill, and at dark on July 2 this position was held by the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry when Early’s Confederate Division assaulted this hill and broke the Union line to the right, but was repulsed after a desperate hand to hand conflict.

From the right side:

Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
25th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 220
Killed or Mortally wounded 16
Wounded 96
Missing 71
Total loss 183
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75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269
Killed or mortally wounded 38
Wounded 62
Missing 86
Total loss 186.

From the rear:

Vincit Amor Patriae*

25th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years June 1861.
Reenlisted for 3 years Jan. 1, 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.

75th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years Nov. 7, 1861.
Mustered out and Battalion organized Jan. 17, 1865.
Battalion mustered out July 27, 1865.

(*Love of Country Conquers)

Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg

Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill

Location of the monument on Wainwright Avenue

The Wainwright Avenue monument to the 25th & 75th Ohio is north of Gettysburg on the north side of Howard Avenue about 225 yards north of Slocum Avenue. (39°49’23.5″N 77°13’42.7″W)

See more on the history of the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment or the 75th Ohio Volunteer infantry Regiment in the Civil War