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Sculpted by Gary Casteel

 

1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

 

The 55th Ohio Infantry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Charles B. Gambee.  It brought 375 men to the field.  According to Whitlaw Reid’s account of Ohio in the war, the 55th Ohio was not directly engaged in the battle, “but the skirmish-line was subject, most of the time, to a severe fire.  The Fifty-Fifth lost in this battle about fifty men.”

 

The monument is made of Ohio sandstone, the only use of that type of stone to commemorate a unit at the Gettysburg National Military Park.  Unfortunately, the soft stone weathered heavily.  So bronze inscription plates were added in 1989 to replace lettering that had eroded so badly as to be difficult to read.

 

The monument is located at the intersection of Taneytown Road and Steinwehr Avenue and was dedicated on September 14, 1887.

55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

SKU: 1004
$200.00Price
  • Size: 4 ½” x 4 ½” x 11”
    Weight: 3.25lbs

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