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.
Location. 39° 48.964′ N, 77° 14.223′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15) and Long Lane, on the left when traveling north on Steinwehr Touch for map. Located across from the Cemetery Hill section of 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. 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 . . .
1. 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.)
2. Brief History of the 8th Ohio Infantry. The Regiment spent much of July 2 and 3 skirmishing around the Bliss Farm between Seminary and Cemetery Ridges. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 25 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.