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

Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade

 

2nd Corps

 
Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
On each corner of the monument is a depiction of a 10-pounder Parrott Rifle, representing the four guns of the battery. Also at the top of each corner is an artillery shell.
Inscription. (Front):
Battery B
1st New York
Light
Artillery,
Artillery
Brigade,
2d Corps.

(Back):
Position held
afternoon of
July 3d 1863.
Casualties;
Killed 10,
Wounded 16.

(Left):
Mustered
into service
Aug. 31, 1861.
participated
in 78 days
of battle.
Mustered out
of service
June 16, 1865.

(Right):
Organized at
Baldwinsville
Onondaga Co.
New York.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.637′ N, 77° 14.147′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and near the U.S. Regulars Memorial 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 Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 150th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery. Page providing a short service history and roster of the battery. (Submitted on February 22, 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
State Seal and Trefoil on Top of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. State Seal and Trefoil on Top of Monument
Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery Position
Two reproduction Parrott Rifles represent the battery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 66 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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