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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

29th Ohio Infantry

1st Brigade, 2nd Division

 

12th Corps

 
29th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 29th Ohio Infantry Monument
The monument artwork displays the accouterments used by infantry soldiers in the Civil War framed by open tent flaps.
Inscription. (Front):
29th Ohio Infantry
1st Brig. 2nd Div. 12th Corps.
This memorial is erected by the
State of Ohio

(Left):
Gettysburg
July 2d and 3d 1863
Engaged 332 - Killed 7
Wounded 31 - 2 mortally
Total loss 38

(Back):
Principal
Battles
Winchester 1862
Port Republic - June 3, 1862
Cedar Mountain
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Lookout Mountain
Dug Gap in Rocky Face
Resaca
New Hope Church
Pine Mountain
Kenesaw Mountain
Peach Tree Creek
Atlanta
Savannah
Carolina Campaign

The 29th Ohio Infantry
Commanded by Capt. Edward Hayes - J.B. Storer Adjutant
Occupied several positions in this vicinity, both in the
intrenchments and in reserve, July 2 and July 3 1863

(Right):
Mustered in for 3 yrs.
Aug. to Dec. 1861
Reenlisted as Veterans
Dec. 10, 1863
mustered out July 8 - 13 1865

 
Erected
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Left Side Inscription
1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 49.063′ N, 77° 13.164′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between the lower and upper crest of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 122nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 137th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 149th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 67th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 65th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 29th Ohio Infantry. Details of the Regiment's service and other source materials. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Command of the 29th Ohio
Captain Wilber F. Stevens actually commanded the Regiment until wounded on July 3rd. Some sources speculate the Adjutant, J.B. Storer, had some long standing issues with Stevens. At Cedar Mountain the previous year Stevens left the field early. At Gettysburg some believed the wound was only minor. As such Storer, who
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
had a hand in the monument's design, may have left Stevens' name out while mentioning his successor, Captain Edward Hayes, as the only commander.
    — Submitted November 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
29th Ohio Infantry Monument seen from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. 29th Ohio Infantry Monument seen from the Road
The Regiment occupied several positions on the line. By the end of fighting on Culp's Hill, it was placed at a point near the modern intersection of Slocum and Williams Avenues, as indicated a right flank marker near the 7th Ohio Infantry Monument.
Left Flank Marker for the 29th O.V.I. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Left Flank Marker for the 29th O.V.I.
The left flank marker is a considerable way up Slocum Avenue. The closest monument is the 122nd New York. The 29th Ohio is the second monument from the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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