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

Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery

1st Division, 12th Corps

 
 
Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
The monument is topped with a replica of a 10-pounder Parrott Rifle. Crossed rammers support a badge with the corps symbol, a five pointed star.
Inscription. (Front):
Battery M,
1st N.Y. Light Artillery,
1st Division, 12th Corps.
Held this position
July 2d - 3d, 1863.

(Left):
Organized
Lockport, N.Y.
Mustered in
Oct. 14, 1861.
Re-enlisted
Dec. 10, 1863.

(Back):
Battles:
Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Beverly Ford, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca,
New Hope Church, Dallas, Culp's Farm, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Averysboro, Bentonville.

(Right):
Mustered out
June 24, 1865.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.407′ N, 77° 13.207′ 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 E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 77th New York Infantry
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Front of Monument
The state seal appears at the front bottom.
(about 500 feet away); 12th Corps Headquarters (about 800 feet away); 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument. SIRIS entry for the battery. (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
A five pointed star appears on the back facing also.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. Right Side of Monument
Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Parrott Rifle
A replica Parrott Rifle crowns the monument. Five Parrott shell replicas are shelved on either side of the rifle.
Winegar's Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
7. Winegar's Battery Monument
Looking downhill at the monument location. During the fighting on July 3, a section of the battery was placed in McAllister's Woods, on the other side of the Baltimore Pike. The other section was placed on the northern side of Powers Hill, not far from the monument location. Woods now obscure the field of fire the battery had at the time of the battle, which enabled fires into the area of Spangler's Springs.
Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
8. Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
Two cannons now stand next to the New York Light Artillery Monument on Powers Hill.
Monument on Powers Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
9. Monument on Powers Hill
The trees around and in front of the Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument have now been cleared, providing an unobstructed view of the battery's line of fire.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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