About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Concord granite; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 15 ft. 7 in.; Pedestal: approx. W. 4 ft. x D. 4 ft.; Base: approx. W. 5 ft. 10 in. x D. 5 ft. 10 in.
Who made it? Fox, Thomas, fabricator.
What does it depict? A shaft with a pyramidal finial and eight plaques around the pedestal stands on a rough-hewn base. Erected by the State of Ohio, this monument is one of twenty honoring Ohio troops who participated in the Gettysburg campaign. Flanking markers are 1.4 foot square.
What does it honor? It marks the location occupied by the 82nd Ohio Infantry on July 1, 1863 while in support of Dilger’s Ohio Battery I. Left Flank and Right Flank markers show location of advance line before retreating before heavier forces.
How is it inscribed? Arriving from Emmittsburg at Noon July 1, 1863. Moved rapidly to the support of Dilger’s Battery near the Carlisle Road. At 3 p.m. changed front to the right and advanced to a position 125 yards in front of this monument where exposed both front and flank to a severe fire. It engaged the enemy then approaching from York. After an obstinate struggle the regiment being outflanked on both sides, withdrew to Cemetery Hill where it remained until the close of the battle.
When was this photograph taken? June 6, 2010. Monument faces mainly south.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East Howard Avenue off Carlisle Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. It is located on the south side of East Howard Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Included on the extended tour route that includes Barlow’s Knoll.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: June 4, 2010.
Location: National Cemetery.
Description: Small stone flank marker.
Denotes the location of the 82nd Ohio on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
Photographed: June 4, 2010.
Location: National Cemetery.
Description: Small stone flank marker denotes the location of the 82nd Ohio on July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
Commander: Col. James S. Robinson (1817-1892). Editor and newspaper publisher from Kenton. Wounded on July 1. Served two terms in Congress and was Ohio’s Secretary of State.
Number Engaged: 384
Casualties: 17 killed, 84 wounded, 79 missing
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Stowell Burnham, Adjutant, aged 24, killed on July 1
- Captain John Costin, Company F, mortally wounded on July 1, aged 23
- 2nd Lieutenant Henry Jacoby, Company D, aged 23, killed on July 1
- 2nd Lieutenant George W. McGreary, Company C, killed on July 1, aged 23, buried in the Ohio plot at A-2
- 2nd Lieutenant Philander C. Meredith, Company K, killed on July 1
- Captain William D. Mitchell, Company H, aged 40, mortally wounded on July 1
Soldiers Buried in the Ohio Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Francis H. Blough, Company C, A-11
- Pvt. William H. Bush, Company F, A-8
- Pvt. Samuel L. Connor, Company E, D-9
- Pvt. William Folk, Company D, Captured July 1, Died at Andersonville, A-3
- Pvt. Eli A. Hain, Company H, A-7
- Pvt. Chauncey Haskell, Company F, C-14
- Pvt. Asa Hines, Company K, D-12
- Pvt. Andrew W. Houck, Company F, A-26
- Pvt. Martin Jacobs, Company D, A-4
- Pvt. Isaac Richards, Company A, C-21
- Pvt. Elmer L. Ross, Company C, A-10
- Pvt. Lemuel W. Walker, Company F, D-22
- Pvt. Jacob Warner, Company H, A-9
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. David Thomson (1825-1893) (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Ashland, Harden, Logan, Marion, and Union counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Kenton, Ohio, October to December, 1861. Mustered in December 31, 1861. Left State for Grafton, W. Va., January 25, 1862. Attached to District of Cumberland, Md., Dept. of Western Virginia, to March, 1862. Cumberland, Md., Dept. of the Mountains, to April, 1862. Schenck’s Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Milroy’s Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Headquarters 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. Headquarters 11th Army Corps to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Expedition to Lost River Region, W. Va., April 1-12, 1862. Battle of McDowell May 8. Franklin May 10-12. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to August. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Freeman’s Ford August 22. Waterloo Bridge August 23-25. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November. Detached at Headquarters 3rd Division and 11th Corps Headquarters as provost guard until May, 1863. Movement to Gainesville November 1-9, 1862, thence to Centreville November 18, and to Falmouth, Va., December 9-16. At Stafford Court House until January 20, 1863. “Mud March” January 20-24. 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. Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty at Bridgeport and in Lookout Valley until November. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-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 Mountain June 27. Ruff’s Station 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. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads October 26-29. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor’s Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville 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 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and mustered out July 29, 1865. Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 122 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 118 Enlisted men by disease. Total 257.
Ohio at Gettysburg
4th Infantry :: 5th Infantry :: 7th Infantry :: 8th Infantry :: 25th Infantry :: 29th Infantry :: 55th Infantry :: 61st Infantry :: 66th Infantry :: 73rd Infantry :: 75th Infantry :: 82nd Infantry :: 107th Infantry :: 1st Cavalry :: 6th Cavalry :: 1st Artillery H :: 1st Artillery I :: 1st Artillery K :: 1st Artillery L