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Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery

 
 
Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Battery E.
(Knap's)
Penna. Light Artillery

(Front):
Mustered in Oct. 1st 1861.
Reenlisted Jan. 1864.
Mustered out June 14th 1865.
At 3:30 p.m. July 2d one gun was placed
on Culp's Hill in the position marked
by a monument, and was joined by two
others at 5 p.m., when the three guns
engaged the enemy's batteries on
Benner's Hill. These guns were
withdrawn when the infantry was
ordered to the left and the
Battery went into this position,
where it remained until the close
of the battle.

Present at Gettysburg
4 officers and 135 men.
Wounded 3 men.

 
Erected 1897 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.386′ N, 77° 13.183′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from 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 A, Maryland Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Front of Monument
A bronze plaque displays the state coat of arms.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 77th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Corps Headquarters (about 800 feet away); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (about 800 feet 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Knap's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery E, Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Back of Monument
Parrott Rifle Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Parrott Rifle
On top of the monument is a sculpture depicting a 10-pounder Parrott Rifle. The battery was armed with six Parrott Rifles during the battle.
Knap's Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Knap's Battery Position
Looking up the slope of Powers Hill at the monument. The monument for Rigby's Battery (Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery) is in the trees further up the slope.
Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
6. Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
Two cannon are now alongside the Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument on Powers Hill.
Position of Knap's Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Position of Knap's Battery
Looking down the slope past the monument toward the monument for Winegar's Battery M, 1st New York position.
Monument on Powers Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
8. Monument on Powers Hill
The ground in front of the Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument has been cleared, giving visitors a better view of where the battery was firing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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