Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
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73rd Ohio
Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Eleventh Corps HQ Flag

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

Second Division, Eleventh Corps fla

 

The monument to the 73rd Ohio Volunteers is south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Road on the west side of the National Cemetery. (39.82042° N, 77.232745° W; map) It was erected in 1887 by the State of Ohio.

 

The 73rd Ohio was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Long, Jr.

 

Medal of Honor

Musician Richard Enderlin of Company B was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions when he "voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy's lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade."


 

From the front of the monument::

 

73d
Ohio Infantry
2d Brigade, 2d Division,
11th Corps
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Erected by
The State of Ohio

 

From the left side:

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

 

From the right side:

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

 

From the rear:

Principal 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

 

The 73rd Ohio is honored with a marker on the Second Bull Run battlefield at Manassas

 

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