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

2nd Connecticut Light Battery

Artillery Reserve

 
 
2nd Connecticut Light Battery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 2nd Connecticut Light Battery Monument
The state coat of arms appears in the center of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
Artillery Reserve
Position July 3, 1863.
2d Conn. Light Battery

(Back):
Tribute from the State of Conn.
Mustered in Sept. 10, 1862.
Mustered out Aug. 10, 1865.
engagements
Gettysburg. Fort Morgan.
Fort Gaines. Blakeley.

(Sides):
1863
1888

 
Erected 1888 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 39° 48.224′ N, 77° 14.076′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (about 400 feet away); 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 2nd Connecticut Light Battery. Service record of the battery. The 2nd Connecticut served in the defenses of Washington before Gettysburg. In 1864-65, the battery served on the Gulf Coast. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
2nd Connecticut Light Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. 2nd Connecticut Light Battery Position
The battery monument is flanked by two 14-pounder James Rifles. Commanded by Captain John W. Sterling during the battle, the battery went into action with four James rifles and two 12-pounder howitzers. No other Federal batteries at Gettysburg were armed with either the James rifles or the howitzers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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