Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
USA Flag

25th & 75th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry Regiments

Eleventh Corps HQ Flag

Attached to the
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
Eleventh Corps

First Division, Eleventh Corps fla

 

There are two monuments shared by the 25th and 75th Ohio Volunteers on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Both were erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

 

The first monument is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue at Barlow's Knoll. It shows the regiment's position in the afternoon of July 1st. (39.845326° N, 77.226659° W; map) The second monument is southeast of town on Wainwright Avenue at the foot of Cemetery Hill. (39.845317° N, 77.226656° W; map)

 

The 25th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Williams. He was captured on July 1st, and Captain Nathaniel J. Manning took over until he was wounded. Second Lieutenant William Maloney briefly commanded the regiment on the 2nd, then Lieutenant Israel White took over for the remainder of the battle.

 

The 75th Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Andrew L. Harris, who took over command of the brigade on July 1. Captain George B. Fox then took over the regiment.

 

 

From the front of the Howard Avenue monument:

 

25th and 75th
Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Corps.
This monument marks the left flank of
the 25th and the right flank of the 75th
Ohio Infantry July 1, 1863.

This memorial erected by the State of Ohio

 

From the rear:

 

Arriving at Gettysburg from Emmitsburg July 1, 1863
The 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry advanced beyond the town and, under a heavy cannonade, took position here, supporting Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery. During July 2 and 3, they held an advanced line on East Cemetery Hill, and early July 4 led the advance into the town.

 

From the left side:

 

Gettysburg July 1,2,3,1863
25th Ohio Infantry
----
Engaged 220.
Killed 16, wounded 96, missing 71.
Total loss 180.
----
75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269.
Killed or mortally wounded 38, missing 86.
Total loss 180.

 

From the right side:

 

25th Ohio Infantry
----
Organized for 3 years in June 1861.
Renenlisted Jan. 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.
----
75th Ohio Infantry.
----
Organized for 3 years Nov. 7, 1861.
Mustered out and battalion organized
Jan. 17, 1865. Battalion mustered out
Jul, 27. 1865.

 

 

From the front of the Wainwright Avenue monument:

Ohio honors
her brave sons.

25th & 75th
Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
11th Corps

This monument erected by the State of Ohio.

 

From the left side:

 

After a severe battle
In the open fields beyond
Gettysburg on July 1, 1863
the 11th Corps withdrew to
Cemetery Hill, and at dark
On July 2 this position was
held by the 25th and 75th Ohio
Infantry when Early's Confed-
erate Division
assaulted this hill
and broke the Union line
to the right, but was repuls-
ed after a desperate hand
to hand conflict

 

From the right side:

 

Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
25th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 220
Killed or Mortally
Wounded 16
Wounded 96
Missing 71
Total loss 183
----
75th Ohio Infantry
Engaged 269
Killed or mortally
Wounded 38
Wounded 62
Missing 86
Total loss 186.

 

From the rear:

 

Vincit Amor Patriae*

25th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years
June 1861. Reenlisted
for 3 years Jan. 1, 1864.
Mustered out June 18, 1866.

75th Ohio Infantry
Organized for 3 years
Nov. 7, 1861. Mustered out
and Battalion organized
Jan. 17, 1865. Battalion
mustered out July 27, 1865.

(*Love of Country Conquers)

 

Arrow

Arrow
25th and 75th Ohio Infantry monument on Howard Avenue at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to the 25th and 75th Ohio on Barlow's Knoll
on Howard Avenue at Gettysburg
(below) Monument to the 25th and 75th Ohio on Wainwright Avenue
at the base of Cemetery Hill
25th and 75th Ohio Infantry monument on Wainwright Avenue at Gettysburg
(below) Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill
Flank marker for the 75th Ohio at the base of Cemetery Hill
Gettysburg Books Ad
About the AuthorContact me • ©2007-2014 Steve A. Hawks