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

13th New York Independent Light Battery

Artillery Brigade 11th Corps

 

—Wheeler's Battery —

 
13th New York Independent Light Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 13th New York Independent Light Battery Monument
The crescent moon symbol of the XI Corps is on the monument shaft, above the state seal of New York. On the sides of the monument are representations of 3-inch Ordnance Rifles, the type used by the Battery at Gettysburg.
Inscription.
13th New York
Indpt. Light Battery
(Wheeler's)
Artillery Brigade
11th Corps

———
July 1, 1863. Engaged here. July 2. On Cemetery Hill.
July 3. At repulse of Pickett's Charge

 
Erected 1893 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.552′ N, 77° 13.977′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles west of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in 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. Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Doles's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); 61st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 157th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
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Close up of Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Close up of Front Inscription
 Lt Wheeler's Report. Wheeler writes of the action on the 1st: The enemy then massed his infantry and threw them upon the troops on our right, who fell back after some severe fighting. I changed the direction of my right section, and fired into the advancing column of the enemy with canister, but did not succeed in checking them. I did not leave this position until the enemy was almost in rear of my battery. I then moved back to a point on the road near the town, and held this until the enemy were again nearly behind me, and the infantry supports had withdrawn. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Seal on the Front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. State Seal on the Front of the Monument
Cannon Figure on the Side of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Cannon Figure on the Side of the Monument
Gun's Eye View of Oak Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Gun's Eye View of Oak Hill
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Battery Position
Four 3-inch Ordnance Rifled cannon represent Wheeler's Battery position. When Dilger's Battery came under heavy fire from long ranged Confederate rifled cannon on Oak Hill, Wheeler's Battery was dispatched to provide support. The New Yorkers were placed under the operational control of Capt. Dilger. In operation throughout the afternoon against both Confederate artillery and Doles' Infantry Brigade, when the main XI Corps lines collapsed, Wheeler's Battery fell back through the town to a new position on Cemetery Hill.
Wheeler's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
7. Wheeler's Battery
The battery's frontage is indicated by the stones on the far left and right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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