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

61st Ohio Infantry

1st Brigade, 3rd Division

 

11th Corps

 
61st Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 61st Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
The 61st Ohio Infantry
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On arriving from Emmittsburg about one o'clock p.m., July 1st 1863, was deployed as skirmish line in advance of its Brigade and moved towards Oak Hill. Later it supported as section of Dilger's Battery, and engaged the enemy on this ground. After an obstinate contest it withdrew with the 11th Corps to Cemetery Hill. On the evening of July 2d it moved to the assistance of the 12th Corps on Culp's Hill, and returning lay on Cemetery Hill during the remainder of the battle.
61st Ohio Infantry
1st Brigade
3rd Division 11th Corps
Erected by the State of Ohio

(Left)
61st Ohio Infantry
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Gettysburg July 1,2,3. 1863.
Present for duty 309
Killed 6
Wounded 36
Missing 12
Total Loss 54

(Back):
Principal engagements
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Freeman's Ford - Resaca
Warrenton Sulphur Springs - New Hope Church
Groveton - Culp's Farm
Chancellorsville
Close up of Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Close up of Front Inscription
Note the crescent moon symbol of the XI Corps above the inscription.
- Peach Tree Creek
Gettysburg - Atlanta
Wauhatchie - Sandersville
Mission Ridge - Monteith Swamp
Relief of Knoxville - Savannah
Bentonville

(Right):
The 61st Ohio Infantry
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Was organized by companies
from various parts of Ohio
in April and May 1862.
It reenlisted as a
veteran regiment
from January to April 1864
was consolidated with the
82d Ohio Infantry
March 31, 1865,
and was mustered out
July 24, 1865.

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 50.494′ N, 77° 14.041′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located 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. Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
of this marker); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 45th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 500 feet away); Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Regiment. Detailing the operations of the Regiment during the war. The 61st had to honor to participate in several of the war's largest campaigns. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Right Inscription
61st Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. 61st Ohio Infantry Monument
Atop the monument is a sculpted knapsack to go with the crossed rifles, cartridge boxes and other accouterments on the front.
61st Ohio Frontage image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
7. 61st Ohio Frontage
The Regiment initially deployed out as skirmishers generally to the north of where the monument stands today. Later in the day, the regiment maintained a frontage alongside Dilger's Battery, near the site of the monument.
Regiment's Position on July 2 and 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
8. Regiment's Position on July 2 and 3
Two flank markers represent the Regiment's position on July 2 and 3 on Cemetery Hill in what is today the National Cemetery. The left flank marker stone stands in the foreground here beside the road. The right flank is seen in the distance beside a tree.
61st Ohio Infantry Position on July 2 and 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
9. 61st Ohio Infantry Position on July 2 and 3
Looking past the Regiment's left flank marker stone toward the town of Gettysburg. The regiment was one of several which were aligned on the north slope of Cemetery Hill on July 2 and 3. In front and to the left of the 61st were portions of Smith's Brigade. At the time of the battle, this was open field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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