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Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery

 
 
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.
Erected 1891 by the State
of New York to commemorate
the detached men of Battery "E",
First N.Y. Lt. Artillery ser-
ving with "L" (Reynolds). - These
works were built and held by
Battery L, Lieutenant George
Beck commanding against as-
saults of infantry and artil-
lery during the second and third
days of July 1863.
This monument committed to
the care of a dear country
we were proud to
serve.

 
Erected 1891 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 49.235′ N, 77° 13.7′ 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 on East Cemetery Hill 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. 4th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
On the sides of the monument is a bronze disk, or moon, the symbol of First Corps. Four 3-inch Ordnance Rifles represent the battery at this location. Seen in this view are the left-most of the two, which are registry numbers 909 and 634. Like all 3-inch Model 1861 Ordnance Rifles, these were made by Phoenix Iron Works, in Pennsylvania.
direct line); Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock (about 300 feet away); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); 14th Indiana Infantry (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. Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Address of Major Breck. Text of dedication speech given for the monument on McPherson Ridge. Links at the bottom include a set of letters written by Lt. (later Major) George Breck during the war. (Submitted on March 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side of Battery
On the right side of the battery position are these two 3-inch Rifles, registry numbers 719 and 757. Both were produced in 1863. This angle also presents the battery's gun pits with a good perspective.
Battery's View of the Confederate Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Battery's View of the Confederate Advance
Looking northeast from one of the guns. In the late afternoon of July 2, Confederates from Avery's Brigade, Early's Division advanced almost directly toward the battery. The Confederates were under fire from Breck's New Yorkers as well as other Federal batteries for much of their advance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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