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

5th Ohio Infantry

1st Brigade

 

2nd Division 12th Corps

 
5th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 5th Ohio Infantry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Boy's Keep the Colors Up
5th Ohio Infantry
1st Brigade
2nd Division 12th Corps
Erected by the State of Ohio

(Right):
5th Ohio Infantry
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Gettysburg
July 1.2.3. 1863
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Present for duty 315.
Killed 2
Wounded 6
Total Loss 18
Cincinnati Regiment

(Left):
5th Ohio Infantry
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Arriving in position at 5 p.m. July 1. Was detached and held extreme left of line on north side of Little Round Top.

Morning of July 2 moved to Culp's Hill and at evening moved as far as Rock Creek to reenforce the left. Returned to Culp's Hill during the night and on morning of July 3 was engaged where this monument stands until 11 a.m. in repulsing the enemy and retaking the Union works.
Cincinnati Regiment

(Back):
5th Ohio Infantry
Organized June 21, 1861
Mustered out July 26, 1865
Principal Engagements
Blue's Gap
Winchester-1862
Lewiston-Near Port Republic
Cedar Mountain
Antietam
Dumfries
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Wauhatchie
Lookout Mountain
Rocky Face
Resaca
New Hope Church
Little Kenesaw
Peach
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription
Tree Creek
Atlanta
Savannah
Carolina Campaign

5th Ohio Infantry
1st Brigade
2nd Division 12th Corps

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 48.974′ N, 77° 13.22′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Geary Avenue and Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Geary Avenue. Touch for map. Located between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill, adjacent to Pardee Field 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. 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pardee Field (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th [Brooklyn] Infantry, N.Y.S.M. [84th. N.Y. Volunteers] (about 400 feet away); John White Geary
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
(about 400 feet away); 109th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Twelfth Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 5th Ohio Infantry. Page detailing the regiment's Civil War service. (Submitted on November 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. An Odd Twist of Fate
The 5th Ohio Infantry was re-activated in 1898 for service during the Spanish-American War. The regiment was assigned to First Brigade, First Division, Seventh Army Corps. The Corps was commanded by Major General Fitzhugh Lee. Fitz Lee had formerly commanded a Confederate Cavalry Brigade during the Civil War, which happened to be engaged at the East Cavalry Battlefield, just over two miles from where the 5th Ohio was fighting on Culp's Hill.
    — Submitted November 26, 2008, by Craig
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
5th Ohio Infantry Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. 5th Ohio Infantry Position Marker
Near Little Round Top, close to the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Sykes Avenue is this position marker for the 5th Ohio. The spot was occupied by the regiment late on July 1 until early July 2.
5th Ohio Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 5th Ohio Boulder
A boulder just a few yards west of the monument has a disk designating one of the positions held by the regiment on July 2-3. Traces of the original Spangler's Farm Lane pass in front of the boulder.
Close Up of the Regimental Badge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. Close Up of the Regimental Badge
The plaque, in the form of a regimental badge reads:
Boys Keey the Colors Up
5th O.V.I.
Badge.
5th Ohio Infantry at Pardee Field image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. 5th Ohio Infantry at Pardee Field
Looking from the center of Pardee Field toward the Monument (in the center beside Geary Avenue). On the morning of July 3, the 5th Ohio advanced with the 147th Pennsylvania (small monument seen on the left side of this photo) to the edge of the field. The regiments were ordered to fire volleys into what appeared to be empty woods. Within a few moments their volleys were answered by fire from Steuart's Confederate Brigade occupying the works on the lower crest of Culp's Hill.
5th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2002
9. 5th Ohio Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   9. submitted on July 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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