Union monuments at Gettysburg > Ohio 


The monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg at the intersection of Taneytown Road and Steinwehr Avenue. (National Cemetery tour map) It was dedicated on September 14, 1887.

Monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

The monument is made of Ohio sandstone. It is the only use of that type of stone at Gettysburg. Unfortunately, the soft stone is weathering heavily. Bronze inscription plates were added in 1989 to replace lettering that had eroded so badly as to be difficult to read.

Colonel Charles B. Gambee commanded the 55th Ohio Infantry at Gettysburg. The regiment brought 375 men to the field.

The Medal of honor as it looked at the time of the Civil War Private Charles Stacey of Company D was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg on July 2nd. He “voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.”
11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-2D

Side view of the monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

55th Ohio Infantry

2d Brigade, 2d Division, 11th Corps

Erected by the State of Ohio

Side view of the monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

Side view of the monument

From the left side of the monument:

55th Ohio Infantry
Arrived at 2:20 pm. July 1, in
this position, which it held
throughout the battle. With severe loss,
its skirmishers drove back
those of the enemy
and seized a barn between
the lines,
where 12 of its men were
surrounded and captured by
the enemy’s main line.
Casualties
6 killed. 31 wounded.
12 missing.

From the right side of the monument:

55th
Ohio Infantry

Organized for 3 years
at Norwalk, Ohio,
Autumn of 1861. Served in
the Mountain Department,
1st Corps, Army of Virginia,
and 11th Corps,
Army of the Potomac.
Was transferred in September,
1863, to Army of the
Cumberland.
Served in Grant’s Chattanooga
Campaign
and with the 20th Corps in
Sherman’s Georgia and Carolina
Campaigns.
Mustered out July 11, 1865

Location of the monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry

The monument to the 55th Ohio Infantry is south of Gettysburg. It is on the east side of the intersection of Steinwehr Avenue and Washington Street. (39°49’17.3″N 77°13’58.5″W)

See more on the history of the 55th Ohio Infantry Regiment in the Civil War