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

Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery

(Barnes')

 

5th Corps

 
Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
At the top of the monument is a Maltese cross symbol of the Fifth Corps. At the base is the right flank marker for Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
Inscription. (Front):
Battery C.
(Barnes')
1st New York
Light Artillery.
5th Corps.

(Left):
Held this position
from about
4.30. p.m. July 2d,
to 4. a.m.
July 3d, 1863.

(Back):
Engagements.
Antietam
to
Appomattox.

(Right):
On the morning
of July 3d,
transferred to
the left flank
of Big Round Top.

 
Erected 1893 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.76′ N, 77° 14.083′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick 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. 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Monument
On the corners of the monument are carved four upright 3-inch Ordnance rifles, representing the four guns the battery brought into action.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (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. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
State Seal on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. State Seal on Front of Monument
Monuments at the South end of Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
7. Monuments at the South end of Cemetery Ridge
The 93rd Pennsylvania and Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery Monuments stand on a knoll overlooking Plum Run Valley.
Barnes' Battery View of the Valley of Death image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
8. Barnes' Battery View of the Valley of Death
Barnes' Battery deployed to the right of Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. However from this position, Barnes' guns did not have a clear angle on any targets, with Federal troops of V and VI Corps along the ridge in front. Later the battery was posted to the far left of the Federal line (see related markers).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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