1st Ohio Artillery, Battery I

The 1st Ohio Artillery, Battery I served as members of Osborn’s Brigade in the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg, a War Department era tablet, and two stones marking the battery’s left and right positions.

Monument to Dilger's Ohio Artillery Battery. 1st Ohio Artillery Battery I Gettysburg February 2012

Dedicated: Sept. 14, 1887.

Location: West Howard Avenue, several hundred feet from Carlisle Road. Erected by the State of Ohio, the monument marks one of the positions taken by Dilger’s Battery I, 1st Ohio on the afternoon of July 1, 1863 as they dueled with Confederate batteries of Jones’ Battalion and Reese’s Battery.

Description:  Vertical tapered monument stands on a rough-hewn base. The finial represents a canister shot. Base is 5.3 foot square of rough-cut stone with an excised polished inscription. Overall height is 13.2 foot.