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

73rd Ohio Infantry

2d Brigade, 2d Division

 

— 11th Corps —

 
73rd Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 73rd Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
73d
Ohio Infantry.
2d Brigade, 2d Division,
11th Corps.

Erected by
The State of Ohio

(Left):
Gettysburg
July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
Engaged 338
Killed 21
Mortally wounded 19
Additional wounded 104
Missing 1
Total loss 145

(Right):
Organized at
Chillicothe, Ohio
Mustered in Dec. 30, 1861
Mustered out July 20, 1865
Original strength 891
Total enrolled 1284
Killed 156
Wounded 568
Died 123

(Back):
Principal
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Left Side of Monument
Engagements
Bull Pasture Mountain
Cross Keys
Cedar Mountain
Groveton
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wauhatchie
Mission Ridge
Resaca
New Hope Church
Kenesaw Mountain
Peachtree Creek
Atlanta
March to the Sea
Savannah
Averasboro
Bentonville

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.224′ N, 77° 13.965′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road / Washington Street (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery Annex. Touch for map
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
. 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); July 1, 1863 (about 300 feet away); Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial (about 300 feet away); 55th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); First Minnesota Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Better Than a Tent... (about 400 feet away); 136th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  73rd Ohio Infantry. Reenactor web site detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Back of Monument
 
 
73rd Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 73rd Ohio Infantry Monument
Looking from across Taneytown Road.
Right Flank of the 73rd Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Right Flank of the 73rd Ohio
Looking south down Taneytown Road toward the monument. On the left of this photo are the flank markers for the 73rd and 55th Ohio. The regiment maintained a line along the stone walls bordering the road, with a skirmish line forward toward the Emmitsburg Road. As evidenced by the casualty figures stated on the monument, the regiment maintained a brisk skirmish on July 2 and 3 in the open fields to the west of Emmitsburg Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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