About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: white granite; Base: granite. Tondo: bronze.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 11 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. x 3 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 11 in. x D. 5 ft. 11 in.
Who made it? J. McElwaine (Firm), fabricator.
What does it depict? Monument consists of a vertical rectangular marker with a decorative apexed cap and a two-tiered base. A relief of a crossed musket and Union flag is on the front face. The 12th Corps star insignia appears on each face of the cap. At the top are two knapsacks with bedrolls which lean together to form the apex. An owl relief appears on two sides, below the points at which the bedrolls meet. Monument is a three-part granite stepped shaft with an articulated top containing a gable end peak and set on a 5.11 foot square smooth cut base. The shaft is smooth cut with a polished face that has bas-relief, and incised and excised inscriptions. Overall height is 11.8 feet. Flanking markers are 1.6×1 foot.
What does it honor? It marks the position taken by the 5th Ohio Infantry on the morning of July 3, 1863 as they attempted to dislodge Steuart’s Brigade of Confederates from positions taken the night before.
How is it inscribed? 5TH OHIO INFANTRY/ARIVING IN POSITION AT 5 P.M./JULY 1, WAS DETACHED AND HELD/EXTREME LEFT OF LINE ON NORTH/SIDE OF LITTLE ROUND TOP/MORNING OF JULY 2 MOVED TO/CULP’S HILL, AND AT EVENING/MOVED AS FAR AS ROCK CREEK TO/REINFORCE THE LEFT. RETURNED/TO CULP’S HILL DURING THE NIGHT/AND ON THE MORNING OF JULY 3 WAS/ENGAGED WHERE THIS MONUMENT/STANDS UNTIL 11 A.M. IN REPULSING/THE ENEMY AND RETAKING THE/UNION WORKS./CINCINNATI REGIMENT
When was this photograph taken? February 26, 2012. Monument faces primarily due east. This photograph is of the front of the monument.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Geary Avenue opposite Pardee Field, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at Pardee Field on the southwest side of Geary Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been materially altered or moved.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: March 21, 2008.
Location: Behind the main regimental monument on Culp’s Hill in Pardee Field.
Description: Dedicated on Ohio Day, September 14, 1887. Bronze tondo affixed to a natural boulder with an owl and the phrase, “Boys keep the colors up./5th O.V.I./Badge.” The boulder badge is a 1.3×1 foot oval.
Photographed: March 26, 2010.
Location: Sykes Avenue at the intersection with the Wheatfield Road. Slope of Little Round Top. Marked by a RED pushpin on the above map.
Description: Denotes position held on Little Round Top in conjunction with the 147th Pennsylvania of Candy’s Brigade. Dedicated on Ohio Day, September 14, 1887. Position marker is stone, 1.6×1 foot.
The 5th Ohio Infantry was also known as The Cincinnati Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Candy’s Brigade in Geary’s Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment.
Commander: Col. John H. Patrick (1820-1864). Scottish-born tailor in Cincinnati. Mortally wounded at the battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, May 25, 1864.
Number Engaged: 315
Casualties: 2 killed, 16 wounded
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Henry C. Brinkman, Company F, aged 22, killed on July 3
Soldiers Buried in the Ohio Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. George Case, Company C, E-11
- Pvt. John Lenhart, Company D, C-2
- Pvt. Anthony Murville, Company G, C-1
- Cpl. George H. Thompson, Company G, E-3
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. John H. Patrick (will open a pop up window).
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 20, 1861. Left State for West Virginia July 10, 1861, and duty at Grafton, Clarksburg, Oakland and Parkersburg, W. Va., until August 5. Attached to Kelly’s Command, West Virginia, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Lauders’ Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields’ 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Georgia, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Buckhannon, W. Va., until November 3, 1861. Action at French Creek November 3 (Cos. “A,” “B” and “C”). Picket duty near Romney until January, 1862. Action near Romney December 8, 1861. Expedition to Blue’s Gap January 6-7, 1862. Blue’s Gap January 7 At Paw Paw Tunnel until March. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Reconnaissance to Strasburg March 18-21. Battle of Winchester March 22-23. Strasburg and Staunton Road April 1-2. Mt. Jackson April 16. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Battles of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains during the Battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty at Bolivar Heights until December. Reconnaissance to Rippen, W. Va., November 9. Reconnaissance to Winchester December 2-6. March to Stafford Court House, Va., December 10-14, and duty there until January 20, 1863. Dumfries, Va., December 27, 1862. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty at New York during draft disturbances August 15-September 8. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge, November 27. Scout to Caperton’s Ferry March 31-April 2, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto River February 12-13. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett’s House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Mustered out July 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 203.
Ohio at Gettysburg
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