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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Hampton's Battery
 
Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
The monument was built between 1889 and 1893. The artist was Murray Hamilton.
 
Inscription. (Front):
F. Penna. Light Artillery
Organized at Pittsburgh
Hampton's Battery

(Right): From June 3 1863 to March 25 1864 Batteries F and C served as a consolidated battery.

July 2, occupied this position from about 5 to 6 o'clock p.m. July 3, with the left centre on cemetery ridge on left of First Volunteer Brigade Reserve Artillery marked by tablet. 24 men from battery F were detailed to Battery H 1st Ohio Artillery posted in the Cemetery during the battle.

(Left):Mustered in Oct. 8, 1861
re-enlisted Feb. 27, 1864
Mustered out June 26, 1865
 
Erected 1893 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.08′ N, 77° 14.966′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Wheatfield Road. Click for map. Located 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. Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peach Orchard Salient (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Detail of Front Shield Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Detail of Front Shield
Notice the "Organized at Pittsburgh" scroll.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. A history of the Battery. Captain Hampton had been killed at the battle of Chancellorsville. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
 
 
Left Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
 
 
Hampton's Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Hampton's Battery Position
The battery is represented by two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles flanking the marker (front and back, technically as the marker faces west). Further west on Wheatfield road is the Monument for Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Since the two were consolidated, these twin monuments can be said to mark the same unit.
 
 
Close Up of the Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Close Up of the Statue
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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