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

Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade

 

1st Corps

 
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
"Reynolds" refers to the battery's commander, Captain Gilbert H. Reynolds, no relation to the Corps Commander General Reynolds. Reynolds was wounded during the fighting on McPherson Ridge, with Lt. George Breck replacing him.
Inscription.
[Front]:
"Reynolds"
Battery L.
1st N.Y. Light
Artillery,
Artillery
Brigade
1st Corps.

[Back]:
Casualties
July 1st, 1863
Near Chambersburg Pike
1 Killed,
15 Wounded,
1 Missing.
July 2nd and 3rd engaged with enemy
from position on Cemetery Hill.
Organized at Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 17, 1861.
Mustered out June 17, 1865.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.084′ N, 77° 15.007′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the First Day Battlefield, opposite of McPherson Woods, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle Opens (a few steps from this marker); Monuments and Markers (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Gen. John F. Reynolds
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Division (about 300 feet away); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 300 feet away); 8th Illinois Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 8th New York Cavalry (about 500 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. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery. Text of dedication speech given for the monument. Links at the bottom include a set of letters written by Lt. (later Major) George Breck during the war. (Submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument (Reverse)
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
The circle atop the monument represents the badge of the 1st Corps.
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Battery Position
Flanking the monument, two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles represent the battery. The guns are registry numbers 471 and 658.
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
Gunner's View of the Advancing Confederates image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
7. Gunner's View of the Advancing Confederates
Looking down the barrel of a gun flanking the monument toward the west. During the early afternoon fighting, one section of Reynold's Battery was posted forward, approximately where Stone Avenue enters McPherson's Woods. Another section was posted south of the woods. After the McPherson Ridge line collapsed, the battery fell back to a position just north of the Fairfield-Hagerstown Road on Seminary Ridge. One of the battery's guns would be left there, disabled, when the remainder relocated to Cemetery Ridge beyond Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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