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

Fifth New York Light Artillery

Second Volunteer Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Fifth New York Light Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Fifth New York Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
Second Volunteer Brigade
Fifth New York Light Artillery

Six 20 pounder Parrotts
Captain Elijah D. Taft commanding

July 1 Arrived and halted in park at about 10 a.m. Moved to the Evergreen Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. and engaged from 4 p.m. until dark. Two guns posted in the Cemetery firing westwardly. Four south of and facing Baltimore Pike firing on a Confederate battery on Benner's Hill.

July 3 Engaged at intervals in same position until 4 p.m. when relieved by three of the guns on Baltimore Pike.

Casualties of the battery killed 1 man wounded 2 men.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.234′ N, 77° 13.782′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Evergreen Cemetery, south of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. 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. Fifth New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Ohio Artillery
Fifth New York Light Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Fifth New York Light Artillery Tablet
Two 20-pounder Parrotts flank the tablet. The pieces are registry numbers 205 and 296. Both were produced by West Point Foundry in 1863.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Second Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fifth New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Legion Tablet (about 300 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 300 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. Taft's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Taft's Battery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on March 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Section Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Section Position
The two guns posted in the Cemetery occupied a position near this point, firing to the northwest at Confederate batteries beyond the town.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 70 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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