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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clark's Battery

Battery B 1st New Jersey Light Artillery

 

3d Corps

 
Clark's Battery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Clark's Battery Monument
With 3-inch Parrott Rifle standing beside the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
Clark's Battery
————
Battery B
1st New Jersey
Light Artillery
3d Corps
————
Fought here from
2 Until 7 O'Clock
on July 2, 1863.
Firing 1300 rounds
of ammunition
—————
Losses, killed 1,
wounded 16, missing 3.
—————
Erected by the State
of New Jersey 1888.

(Back):
Mustered in
Sept. 3, 1861,
mustered out
June 16, 1865.
Engaged in 26
battles including
all the important
actions on the Peninsula,
Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville,
Wilderness,
Spottyslvania,
Cold Harbor,
Petersburg,
Appomattox.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 48.08′ N, 77° 14.833′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Sickles
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Avenue and Wheatfield Road, on the left when traveling north on Sickles Avenue. Click for map. Located in Excelsior Field, near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Independent Battery New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th New York Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5th Massachusetts Battery (about 300 feet away); 73rd New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Clark's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Back Inscription

1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery. A history of the battery. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cannon Relief on Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Cannon Relief on Side of Monument
3inch Parrott Rifle Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. 3inch Parrott Rifle
This 3-inch Parrott Rifle was produced at West Point Foundry in 1864, well after the battle. At the battle, the Parrott Rifles on the field were actually 2.9-inch bore models, commonly called 10-pounder Parrotts. Problems arose with logistical support, since similar shells were made for the 3-inch Ordnance Rifles. The Army opted to replace all 2.9-inch weapons with the slightly larger bore, and West Point began producing "new" Parrott rifles with 3-inch bores. Note the registry number "11" on the bore of this gun. There is a duplicate "11" at Antietam.
Clark's Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Clark's Battery Position
Seen from the 7th New Jersey Infantry Monument. The battery is represented by two Parrott Rifles. One of which is currently undergoing restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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