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

Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery

 
 
Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.
C & F
Indp't Penn'a
Artillery

Position occuped
Indp't Pa. Art'y F
Hampton's Battery
July 3rd A.D. 1863
Organized at Pittsburg Pa
Oct. 8th 1861
Mustered out of United States Service
June 24th 1865

On this field the following members fell
Joseph L. Miller
Jos. B. Todd - Adam Rath
Jacob Keirch - Hugh Purdy
John H. Herbert - Cha's R. Bright
and eleven men were wounded

This tablet
erected to their memory
by the surviving members of
the battery July 3rd 1885

 
Erected 1885 by Surviving members of the battery.
 
Location. 39° 48.439′ N, 77° 14.135′ 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. Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within
Close Up of Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Tablet
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Michigan Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Service History of Battery C. The two batteries were combined after the Chancellorsville Campaign under the command of Captain James Thompson (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Service History of Battery F. The battery was originally organized and commanded by Captain Robert B. Hampton, who was killed at Chancellorsville. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Monument and Cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Monument and Cannon
A 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, registry number 139, represents the battery. Note the empty gun emplacement to the right of the monument.
3-inch Ordnance Rifle Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 3-inch Ordnance Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 67 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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