Into The Air
66th Ohio, Gettysburg.
The Battle of Gettysburg had already been raging for
two days when the 66th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry got the order
to step beyond the safety of their breastworks early on the morning of
July 3, 1863. They were to enfilade the expected Confederate attack coming
up Culp’s Hill. The order would leave the unit with their flank in the
air and exposed to enemy counter attacks. Bravely the men left the safety
of their lines as dawn swept the night’s darkness from the hill.