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

Battery I, First Ohio Artillery

Eleventh Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery I, First Ohio Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery I, First Ohio Artillery Tablet
At the top of the tablet is the crescent moon symbol of Eleventh Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Battery I First Ohio Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Captain Hubert Dilger commanding

July 1 Arrived at Gettysburg before noon and went into position west of the Carlisle Road. Engaged with two Confederate batteries. A Confederate rifled battery having opened fire. Wheeler's Thirteenth New York battery was added to the command of Capt. Dilger and a fierce artillery duel ensued. About 4 p.m. retired to take position on Cemetery Hill. One section was posted on Baltimore street above the square in town to cover the retreating infantry until relieved by two pieces of battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery. At 5 p.m. took position in the Cemetery next to the Baltimore pike facing westerly. Remained there until the close of the battle. One gun disabled.

Casualties. Wounded 13 men.
28 horses killed.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.261′ N, 77° 13.79′ 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 north entrance of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battery I, First Ohio Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Battery I, First Ohio Artillery Position
Two 12-pounder Napoleons flank the tablet location representing the battery.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fifth New York Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); The American Legion Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (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. Dilger'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. Dilger's Report. In his report, Dilger complains of defective fuses for his shells. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from the Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. View from the Battery Position
Looking from one a Napoleon representing Dilger's guns toward the town of Gettysburg. At the time of the battle, this was an open slope with Schurz's Division of infantry arrayed in defense.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 69 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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