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

55th Ohio Infantry

2nd Brig, 2d Div, 11th Corps.

 
 
55th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2008
1. 55th Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
55th
Ohio
Infantry
2d Brig. 2d Div. 11th Corps.
Erected by the State of Ohio.

(Left):
55th Ohio Infantry
Arrived at 2:20 pm. July 1, in
this position, which it held
throughout the battle.
With severe loss,
its skirmishers drove back
those of the enemy
and seized a barn between
the lines,
where 12 of its men were
surrounded and captured by
the enemy's main line.
Casualties
6 killed. 31 wounded.
12 missing.

(Right):
55th Oho Infantry
Organized for 3 years
at Norwalk, Ohio,
Autumn of 1861. Served in
the Mountain Department,
1st Corps, Army of Virginia,
and 11th Corps,
Army of the Potomac.
Was transferred in September,
1863, to Army of the
Cumberland.
Served in Grant's Chattanooga
Campaign
and with the 20th Corps in
Sherman's Georgia and Carolina
Campaigns.
Mustered out July 11, 1865.

 
Erected by
55th Ohio Infantry History image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2008
2. 55th Ohio Infantry History
Right side of Monument.
State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 49.287′ N, 77° 13.975′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Steinwehr Avenue (Business U.S. 15) and South Washington Street (Pennsylvania Route 134), on the right when traveling north on Steinwehr Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the northwest corner of Gettysburg National Cemetery. 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. Continuing a Tradition: Freemasonry at Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); July 1, 1863 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial (about 400 feet away); 73rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Dobbin House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Dobbin House (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
55th Ohio Infantry Battle Chronology image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2008
3. 55th Ohio Infantry Battle Chronology
Left side of Monument.
 A History of the 55th Ohio Veteran Vounteer Infantry. The regiment saw extensive service in both Eastern and Western Theaters of War. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Back of Monument
55th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. 55th Ohio Infantry Monument
The regiment was arrayed covering the intersection of Taneytown and Emmitsburg Roads just south of the town of Gettysburg. At the time of the battle, the town ended north of this point. The ground around here was open fields with stone walls bordering the roads.
Left Flank of the 55th Ohio image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Left Flank of the 55th Ohio
Looking north on Taneytown Road (Washington Street). The brigade's left flank marker stone is on the right of this photo, next to the right flank marker for the 73rd Ohio.
 
 
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 1,290 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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