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Ninth Massachusetts Battery

 
 
Ninth Mass. Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Ninth Mass. Battery Monument
One of three monuments to the battery in the battlefield. The monument depicts an artillery haversack, with inscription, hung on a post. The monument is made of granite.
Inscription.
Ninth Mass. Battery
Capt. Bigelow
July 3d and 4th, 1863.
Two guns
Lieutenant Milton Comdg.
Only officer and guns
effective after engagement
on Trostle's farm, July 2nd, 1863

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 48.958′ N, 77° 14.092′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between the old Visitor Center parking area and the old Cyclorama Building. 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. Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brian Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark Walking Tour
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Close Up of the Inscription
Difficult to read because the inscription blends with the stone's coloring.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 111th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bigelow's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The 9th Massachusetts Battery at Gettysburg. The story of the battery's actions at Gettysburg. Bigelow's Battery was heavily engaged on the second day of the battle, near the Peach Orchard and lost four guns and a sizable number of men. But the battery held off the Confederate infantry for nearly thirty minutes. The two remaining guns were posted on Cemetery Hill on the third day, and were part of the massed artillery which faced Pickett's Charge. (Submitted on August 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ninth Mass. Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Ninth Mass. Battery Monument
The monument stands between two artillery pieces, representing the battery location on the 3rd of July.
The Ninth Massachuestts Battery View of Pickett's Charge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. The Ninth Massachuestts Battery View of Pickett's Charge
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Battery Position
The guns representing the battery are actually variants of the 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun altered to resemble 12-pdr Napoleons. The modification, while hard to notice at first glance, presents an awkward appearance when compared to real 12-pdr Napoleons. The alterations were done in the 1890s when a shortage of real Napoleons presented a problem.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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