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Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery

 
 
Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Brown's
Battery B
1st R.I. Lt. Art.ly

(Back):
Art.ly Brig
2nd Corps
Army Potomac

 
Erected 1886 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 39° 48.738′ N, 77° 14.124′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located opposite the "Copse of Trees" on 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 New York Battery (a few steps from this marker); 4th Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Nineteenth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Maine Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument

1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Artillery. Reenactor web site providing much background about the battery. Click on "Gettysburg Gun" on the top menu for an interesting story of the Battery in action. (Submitted on February 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brown's Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Brown's Battery Position
The battery is represented by two 12-pounder Napoleon Field Guns.
July 2 Advanced Position Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. July 2 Advanced Position Marker
A marker for the battery's advanced position of July 2 is indicated by this simple cut stone, which stands about five hundred yards to the west of the main monument.
Battery's Advanced Position of July 2 Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Battery's Advanced Position of July 2
Looking from the marker stone toward the copse of trees. The battery's main monument stands to the right of the trees in this view. Wright's Confederate Brigade overran the battery in the early evening of July 2 and continued up the slope of Cemetery Ridge. When Federal reinforcements checked Wright's advance, the Confederates abandoned the captured guns. Those same guns would fire upon the Confederates advancing on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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