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

66th Ohio Infantry

 
 
66th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 66th Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front)
66
Ohio
Infantry

Ohio's Tribute

(Right):
The 66th Ohio Infantry arrived in position just north of Little Round Top at 5 p.m. July 1. Morning of July 2 moved to Culp's Hill and entrenched. At day break July 3 advanced over the Union breastworks and with right here and left at tablet below. Opened an enfilading fire upon the enemy.

(Back):
The 66th Ohio Infantry was mustered into service for 3 years Dec. 17, 1861. Reenlisted as Veteran Regiment Dec. 16, 1863 and was mustered out July 15, 1865. Total enrolled 1334. Killed 117. Died 167. Wounded 320.

(Left):
Principal Engagements
Port Republic June 9. 1862
Cedar Mountain
Antietam
Dumfries
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Lookout Mountain
Mission Ridge
Ringgold
Dug Gap, In Rocky Face
Resaca
New Hope Church
Pine Mountain
Kenesaw Mountain
Peach Tree Creek
Atlanta
Savannah
 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 49.206′ N, 77° 13.178′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Culp's Hill Loop, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on a foot trail from
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
Observation Tower at the 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. Independent Battery E (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); George Sears Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); 76th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Culp's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 60th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Right Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Right Flank Marker
The Regiment's right flank is marked by this stone a few yards down the hill to the northeast.
Major J. G. Palmer image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Major J. G. Palmer
Also a few yards away from the monument is this stone.
66th O.V.I.
July 3, 1863
Here Major J.G. Palmer
fell mortally wounded.
Casualties
in this position: Killed 1
Wounded 17.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 10 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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