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

Fifth New York Independent Battery

(Taft's)

 

2d Brigade, Artillery Reserve

 
Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument
Inscription.
(Front):
Fifth New York
Independent Battery,
(Taft's)
2d Brigade, Artillery Reserve.

(Back):
This battery
held this position from
5 p.m. July 2d to
5th, 1863.
—————
Casualties.
1 killed, 2 wounded.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.254′ N, 77° 13.796′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the New York State Memorial in the northeast end of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery I, First Ohio Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Fifth New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Legion Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Memorial (within shouting distance of this
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
marker); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Pennslyvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Taft's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Taft's Battery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Minature Parrott Rifle on Top of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Minature Parrott Rifle on Top of the Monument
The model is rather detailed including the rammers stored under the carriage.
Another View of the Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Another View of the Cannon
Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
5. Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument
Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument<br>Reverse Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
6. Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument
Reverse Inscription
Fifth New York Independent Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. Fifth New York Independent Battery Position
Looking to the northeast at the Cemetery Drive. The monument is located where the road turns to the left. Taft's Battery maintained two positions around the north end of Evergreen Cemetery. While two sections fronted the Baltimore Pike and faced east, another section was placed on the high ground here overlooking the town of Gettysburg. On the right, past the National Cemetery fence, in Evergreen Cemetery is a tablet and two cannon representing Taft's Battery location. A flank marker at the feet of the photographer indicates the left flank of the battery.
Fifth New York Independent Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2003
8. Fifth New York Independent Battery Marker
The guns in the background are those representing Battery I, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
9. Fifth New York Independent Battery Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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