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Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery

 
 
Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery Position Marker
Inscription.
Battery G
(Ames)
1st N.Y.L.A.
July 3rd 1863.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.165′ N, 77° 14.067′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and United States Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. 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. Dow's 6th Maine Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (about 400 feet away); First Volunteer Brigade (about 400 feet away); New York State Auxiliary Monument (about 600 feet away); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Third Division (about 700 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 G, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Ames Battery Position of July 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Ames Battery Position of July 3
Two "False Napoleons" represent the battery at this location. These pieces were regulation 6-pounder Field Guns altered to resemble 12-pounder Napoleons. The modification included turning off exterior features to present a smooth appearance. The modification were done in the 1890s by the Gettysburg National Battlefield Commission to overcome a shortage of guns for displays.
 Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery. A short history of the battery including a biographical sketch of Captain Nelson Ames. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ames' Battery Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Ames' Battery Field of Fire
On July 3, Ames' Battery covered the ground north of the Weikert Farm. The Trostle Farm is visible in the distance. Confederates maintained a skirmish line near the Trostle Farm, and advanced a section of artillery to that point around mid-day.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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