Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
8th Ohio Infantry
Carroll's Brig. 3d Div. 2d Corps, July 2, 3, 1863.
— Ohio's Tribute —
Carroll's Brig. 3d Div.
July 2,3, 1863.
(Left Side Inscription):
The 8th Ohio Infantry under Lt. Col. Franklin Sawyer took this position at 4 p.m. July 2 after a brisk skirmish and held it July 2 and 3. During Longstreet's assault July 3 the regiment advanced and by left wheel attacked the enemy in flank, capturing three flags and numerous prisoners.
(Right Side Inscription):
July 2, 3, 1863.
Total Loss 102.
The 8th Ohio Infantry was organized for 3 months April 29 and for 3 years June 24, 1861. Took part in the Battles of Romney, Winchester 1862, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and many other important engagements. Was mustered out July 13 1864.
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1736.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Colt (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Isolated and Advanced Position" of the 8th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies G and I, 4th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Army Tank Corps (about 500 feet away); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 111th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. A survey of the war record of the regiment lists many well known actions. The unit began service in western Virginia in 1861 and served until June 1864. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,292 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 10. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.