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

4th New York Independent Battery

(Smith's)

 

—Artillery Brigade - 3rd Corps —

 
4th New York Independent Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 4, 2012
1. 4th New York Independent Battery
The statue was restored in December 2011.
Inscription. (Front):
4th New York
Ind'p't Battery
(Smith's)
Artillery Brigade
3rd Corps
July 2, 1863 2 to 5 p.m.

(Back):
Casualties
2 killed - 10 wounded
1 captured
At the time of the assault
by Hood's Division of the
Confederate Army this
Battery supported by the
Fourth Maine Infantry,
formed the extreme left
of the Third Corps line
three guns of the two sections
in action on this crest were
captured by the Confederates.
The third section was in
position to the right and
rear and continued the action
until nearly 6 p.m.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.523′ N, 77° 14.551′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Devils Den section 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. The Attack on Devil's Den (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Smith's New York Battery
4th New York Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. 4th New York Independent Battery Monument
A statue on top of the monument has been removed for repairs following vandalism in 2006. Notice the monuments on Little Round Top behind the 4th New York Battery Monument.
(a few steps from this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Sharpshooter? (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Smith's Battery Markers and Monuments
 
Also see . . .
1. The Devils Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 4th New York Independent Battery. Historical sketch. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Vandalism of Monuments. In 2006 vandals damaged the 4th New York Independent Battery's monument, the 11th Massachusetts Monument, and 14th Pennsylvania Monument. The later has been repaired. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. 4th New York Independent Battery Monument.
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Front of Monument
Blog entry with photos of the monument's damage. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Smith's Battery Monument Awaits Restoration. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

6. Smith's 4th New York Battery Retoration Complete. Gettysburg Daily article on the restoration. Several links linking to other articles highlighting the progress. (Submitted on February 5, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Back Side of Monument
4th New York Independent Battery Marker: Caspar Buberl, sculptor. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1973
5. 4th New York Independent Battery Marker: Caspar Buberl, sculptor.
Before the vandalism and also Notice the forest landscape as seen in the 1970's
4th New York Independent Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 4th New York Independent Battery Position
On the right is a reproduction 10-pdr Parrott Rifle. On the left is an original 10-pdr Parrott. It was cast in 1863 by West Point Foundry, New York. It's registry number is 248. The guns were not actually placed here on July 3rd. Instead, the battery was likely further to the north, near the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
Battery Position with Restored Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 4, 2012
7. Battery Position with Restored Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,339 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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