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

Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade, Third Corps

 
 
Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
Capped by a polished stone cannonball, the monument displays bronze depictions of gun tubes, a spoked wheel, pyramids of cannonballs, and artillery implements. A diamond symbol of the Third Corps appears in the upper front. The state seal of New York is in the lower center.
Inscription. (Front):
Battery D
1st N.Y.
Light Artillery,
Artillery Brig. Third Corps.

(Back):
This Battery (Winslow's)
held this position during
the afternoon of July 2d 1863.
Casualties:
10 wounded, 8 missing.
Mustered in Sept. 6, 1861.
Engaged in 32 battles,
Mustered out June 16, 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.845′ N, 77° 14.569′ 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 middle of the Wheatfield at 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. 61st New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brevet Major General Samuel Zook (about 400 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 400 feet away); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Bloody Wheatfield (about 400 feet away); Third Brigade (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (about 500 feet away); 57th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Monument
The diamond of the Third Corps is displayed above the text on the back.
 The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stonecutter's Mark Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Stonecutter's Mark
On the lower left rear of the monument "Frederick & Field, Quincy, Mass."
Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Position
Two 12-pounder Napoleons mark the location of Winslow's Battery in the Wheatfield.
Winslow's Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Winslow's Battery Position
Looking from the battery's right flank marker stone across the battery position. The Battery of six guns was posted here until around 6:00 pm on the afternoon of July 2. Advancing Confederates in Anderson's Brigade hastened their withdrawal.
Gunner's View from The Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Gunner's View from The Position
Looking across the Wheatfield at the base of Stony Hill. The battery fired shells with 1 and at times even 1/2 second fuses while firing upon Confederates advancing in the Wheatfield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 108 times this year. 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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