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 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial

5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial

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Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 111, Lot 25
Memorial ID 18292105 · View Source
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This monument, erected in 1895 by the regiment's survivors, commemorates the soldiers who fought for the 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War serving the Union Army from 1861 to 1865. They were organized under Colonel Samuel H. Dunning three days after President Lincoln's call for volunteers. All ten companies were formed in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas of Hamilton County. They were involved in 28 battles including major engagements at the Battles of Winchester (Virginia), Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Sieges of Atlanta and Savannah, and the surrender of Confederate General Johnston. The 5th Ohio sustained the loss of over 500 men and suffered heavily at Winchester and Port Republic and lost their commanding officer, John H. Patrick, when he was killed during the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment was also commanded by Colonel Robert L. Kilpatrick and Lieutenant Colonel Henry G. Armstrong. The Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Private John P. Murphy for his actions at Antietam. The monument is adorned with bas relief sculpted images of a cartridge box, a musket and flag, the regiment's badge with its mascot and motto, and topped with a bronze eagle. The inscription reads: "In memory of the dead of the 5th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Total enrollment- 1871 men. Mustered for three months April 20, 1861. Re-mustered for three years June 19, 1861. Veteranized January 23, 1864. Mustered out of U.S. service July 26, 1865 with 213 men. Erected by surviving comrades A.D. 1895. Boys keep the Colors Up (regiment motto)". The monument stands in Spring Grove Cemetery where an estimated 350 soldiers and veterans from the regiment are buried.

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  • Created by: K Guy
  • Added: 7 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18292105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Memorial (1895–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18292105, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .