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

2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Third Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Tablet
The Battery went by two designations during the war - 2nd Battery and Battery B.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Third Corps
Artillery Brigade
New Jersey Light Artillery
2nd Battery

Six 10 pounder Parrotts
Captain A. Judson Clark Commanding

July 2 Engaged in the action in a field near the Peach Orchard retired to the rear about 6.30 p.m. for want of support.

July 3 In line here with the Artillery Brigade during the heavy cannonading and the charge and repulse of Longstreet's Assault but was not engaged.

Casualties July 2nd Killed 1 man. Wounded 16 men. Missing 3 men. Total 20.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.258′ N, 77° 14.079′ 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 Pennsylvania Memorial 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. New York State Auxiliary Monument (a few steps from this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (within
2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Battery
Two Parrott Rifles flank the battery tablet. Both are 2.9-inch (10-pounder) Parrott Rifles made in 1863 by West Point Foundry. The registry numbers are 244 and 247.
shouting distance of this marker); 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (about 300 feet away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Clark's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B, First New Jersey Light Artillery. A history of the battery. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery View of the Battle Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Battery View of the Battle
Looking west on a misty day from the battery position. Left of center on the horizon line is the Klingle farm. Confederate batteries deployed to the north of there fired on the Federal position on the north end of Cemetery Ridge. Clark's battery engaged targets there and the infantry of Wilcox's Brigade when they advanced during Longstreet's Assault.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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