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Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery

 
 
Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Maryland's Tribute
to her loyal sons

Rigby's Maryland Battery A

(Right):
Losses in action
Killed 5 - Wounded 18 - Missing 3.
Total 26.

Strength at Gettysburg
Officers 4 - Enlisted men 102.

(Left):
Organized at Baltimore, Md.
October 1861
Consolidated with Battery B,
Maryland Light Artillery
March 11, 1865.

(Back):
Principal Engagements

Seven Days & Battles before
Richmond Va. 1862

Cramptons Cap, Md. Sep. 14, 1862
Antietam, Md. Sep. 17, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862
2nd Fredericksburg, Md. 3-4, 1863
Gettysburg, Pa. July 2-3, 1863

Rigby's Battery A
1st Maryland Light Artillery
Capt. James H. Rigby
Occupied this position on the morning of
July 2, 1863 and remained in battery until
the termination of the battle engaging a
battery of the enemy on the 2nd and shooting the woods
in front for nearly three hours, assisting
in driving out the enemy.

 
Erected 1888 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 48.364′ N, 77° 13.166′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Right Side of Monument
Granite Schoolhouse Lane, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on Powers 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. Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 12th Corps Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Left Side of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Back of Monument
The inscriptions are difficult to read even in the best lighting conditions.
Upper Section of the Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Upper Section of the Back Inscription
Off Angle View of Lower Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Off Angle View of Lower Back Inscription
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Battery Position
Flanking the monument are platforms where cannon were once displayed representing the battery. At the time of the battle, the battery was armed with six 3-inch Ordinance rifles.
Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
8. Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument
Two artillery pieces now flank the Maryland Light Artillery Monument.
Rigby's Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
9. Rigby's Battery Monument
The monument stands along the crest of Powers Hill.
Monument on Power's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
10. Monument on Power's Hill
The ground in front of the Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument has been cleared of trees, providing a clearer view of their war time targets.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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