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

25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

11th Corps

 
25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments Monument
At the top of the monument is a crescent moon, the symbol of Eleventh Corps. The state seal appears between the upper inscription. A flag is draped over the crown of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
Ohio Honors
Her brave sons

25th & 75th
Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division,
11th Corps

This memorial is erected by
the State of Ohio

(Left):
After a Severe Battle

In the open fields beyond
Gettysburg on July 1, 1863,
the 11th Corps withdrew to
Cemetery Hill and at dark
on July 2, this position was
held by the 25th and 75th Ohio
Infantry when Early's Confed-
erate Division assaulted this
hill and broke the Union line
to the right but was repuls-
ed after a desperate hand
to hand conflict.

(Back):
25th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years
June 1861. Reenlisted
for 3 years Jan. 1, 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.

75th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years
Nov. 7, 1861. Mustered out
and
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Left Side of Monument
Battalion organized
Jan. 17, 1865. Battalion
mustered out July 27, 1865.

(Right):
Vincit Amor Patriae

Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
25th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 220
Killed or Mortally
Wounded 16
Wounded 96
Missing 71
Total loss 183

75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269
Killed or mortally
Wounded 38
Wounded 62
Missing 86
Total loss 186.

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 49.391′ N, 77° 13.712′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery 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
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Monument
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 54th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (about 400 feet away); 134th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (about 500 feet away); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 25 and 75th Ohio at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Right Side of Monument
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Flank Markers for the 25th and 75th Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Flank Markers for the 25th and 75th Ohio
25th Ohio Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 25th Ohio Position
Looking from the regiment's right flank marker, to the west. The Regiment initially held a line forward of this position on July 2. Attacks by Hays' Confederate Brigade drove the 25th back. After counterattacks, the 25 deployed here to the left of the 75th Ohio.
75th Ohio Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
7. 75th Ohio Position
Looking from the 75th Ohio's left flank marker. The 75th initially held a line along Brickyard Lane (modern Wainwright Avenue). Hays' Confederate brigade focused their attacks on the sector held by the two Ohio regiments. After hand to hand fighting, the Federal line was reestablished here, with the 75th occupying an angle. Today monument (to the right of this photo) is at the peak of the angle. The right flank marker is out of frame to the right along Wainwright Avenue.
Angle of the Federal Lines on East Cemetery Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
8. Angle of the Federal Lines on East Cemetery Hill
Looking north from the flank markers. By morning of July 2, the Federal lines were set on Cemetery Hill, with the two Ohio regiments occupying an angle with one leg on the Brickyard Lane (modern Wainwright Avenue) and the other on a stone wall extending to the Baltimore Pike. The 25th and 75th held the angle, with the 107th Ohio to their left and 17th Connecticut to their right. Hays' Confederate Brigade advanced from what is today the High School athletic field and collapsed the angle. After bitter fighting the Hays' Louisiana troops were pushed back and the line re-established.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,177 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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