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

Ninth Michigan Battery

(Battery I, 1st Michigan Artillery)

 
 
Ninth Michigan Battery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Ninth Michigan Battery Monument
The battery monument carries a lot of symbolism on the front. A rammer is crossed with a battery guide-on, over an artillery wheel. Cannon balls hold the wheel in place. A kepi is placed atop the wheel. At the very top of the monument is a flash with crossed cannons.
Inscription. (Front):
Ninth Mich. Bat'y. I. First Art'y.
1st Brig.
Horse Artil'y.
Cavalry Corps

(Back):
Mustered in at Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 29, 1862.
Mustered out at Detroit, Mich
July 14, 1865.

This monument marks the position
held by the Ninth Mich. Battery,
from 12-30 p.m. July 3 until 7 a.m.
the following morning.

322 rounds of shot, shell
and canister expended.

Casualties
One man killed and four wounded.

Battery sustained a loss of 23 horses
killed in this engagement.

Army Potomac.
from Dec. 1862 to Oct. 1863.
Army Cumberland
From Nov. 1863 until close of service in 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Michigan.
 
Location. 39° 48.469′ N, 77° 14.159′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in near the Pennsylvania 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. 17th Maine Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Regular Brigade
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
The crossed cannon flash appears at the top of the back also.
(a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire - Berdan's Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
State Seal at Front of the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. State Seal at Front of the Monument
Ninth Michigan Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Ninth Michigan Battery Position
Left and right flank marker stones along Hancock Avenue indicate the approximate position of the battery on July 3. Two 10-pounder Parrott rifles represent the battery. The gun on the right is an authentic 3-inch Parrott produced in 1863 (registry number 14). On the left is a reproduction produced for the Battlefield Commission in the 1890s.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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