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1st New Hampshire Battery

 
 
1st New Hampshire Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st New Hampshire Battery Monument
Inscription.
On this ground
Edgell's 1st New Hampshire Battery
Light Artillery
fired three hundred and fifty-three
rounds of ammunition
July 2nd and 3rd, 1863
Erected by the State of New Hampshire
July 3rd. 1912

 
Erected 1912 by State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 39° 49.081′ N, 77° 13.929′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, near the south entrance. 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. Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers' National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H (Huntington's Battery) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Speech Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Volunteer Brigade
1st New Hampshire Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
2. 1st New Hampshire Battery Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Address Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st New Hampshire Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 1st New Hampshire Battery Monument
Two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles, registry numbers 698 and 887, flank the monument, representing the battery. The battery was armed with four rifled guns like this during the battle.
View of the Monument and Guns from the South image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. View of the Monument and Guns from the South
Edgell's Battery replaced Hall's 2nd Maine Battery, which was posted on this side of Cemetery Hill originally on the evening of July 1.
1st New Hampshire Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
5. 1st New Hampshire Battery Monument
View from Edgell's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. View from Edgell's Battery
Looking from the monument location toward the west. The battery anchored the left end of a long line of Federal guns posted on Cemetery Hill. From the position, the Battery had a field of fire clear to Seminary Ridge at the time of the battle. However, today the line of sight is blocked by portions of the town. According to Edgell's official report, the battery was posted at the position at around 4 p.m. on July 2. The battery later moved to a point just south of Evergreen Cemetery along Baltimore Pike later in the evening to help repulse Confederate assaults there. In the early afternoon of July 3, the battery returned here and participated in the repulse of Longstreet's assault.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 159 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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