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

Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery

Dilger's Battery

 

11th Corps

 
Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Battery I,
First Ohio
Light Artillery
Artillery Brigade
Eleventh Corps
Capt. Hubert
Dilger
July 1,2 & 3,
1863.

Eidus Et Audax
Erected by the State of Ohio

(Right):
This Battery
Captain Huber Dilger Commanding
marched with the 11th Corps
from Emmittsburg to Gettysburg
July 1. At once upon arriving it
advanced rapidly to the Carlisle
Road and having taken position
near this spot, immediately
engaged the enemy.
See left panel

(Left):
Reenforced by Wheeler's
New York Battery Capt-
ain Dilger advanced twice
from this position. Retired
with the 11th Corps, but halted
and again engaged the enemy
before crossing the bridge into
the town. During the remainder of
the battle the Battery held the
extreme right of Maj. Osborn's
line on Cemetery Hill.
Loss 13 wounded.

(Back):Principal Engagements
Bull Pasture Mountains, Strassburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's
Right Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Right Inscription
Ford, Warrenton, Sulphur Springs, Groveton, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Mission Ridge, Buzzard Roust, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Narietta, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta.
 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 50.515′ N, 77° 14.033′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue mile east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located 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. 61st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 300 feet away); Third Division
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
(about 400 feet away); 45th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); 82nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Dilger's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dilger's Battery. Page detailing the Battery's history. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Confederate Cannon Spiked by A Union Artillery Shot?. One of many legends surrounding the battle of Gettysburg. Debunked in this article. Most likely, one of Dilger's Guns did not plug the muzzle of a Confederate cannon with one shot. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Dilger's Report of the Battle. Dilger was given operational
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Back Inscription
control over his own and Wheeler's (13th New York Independent Battery) during the first day action. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Three Men of Gettysburg: A Study in Battery Command. Dilger is one of three battery commanders who's actions at Gettysburg are examined in detail within this article. Dilger, a German immigrant, would receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Two 12-pounder Napoleons represent one of the several positions held by Dilger's Battery during the battle.
Dilger's Battery View of Oak Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Dilger's Battery View of Oak Hill
Posted here, Dilger's guns fired on Rodes' Confederate Division which was pressing the Federals off of Oak Hill and the northern section of Seminary Ridge.
Position Marker for Dilger's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
7. Position Marker for Dilger's Battery
This marker stone next to the monument reads:
Left Battery I
1st O.L.A.
4 guns were posted
3 yds. in rear of
this tablet.


When this marker stone was made, the state and veterans were not sure where they would be allowed to place it. They left the location marking undone, saying "3 yards" with space for additional numbers. The intent was to reference one of the advanced locations of the battery. However the correction to the inscription was never completed.
Carlisle Road Position Marker for Dilger's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
8. Carlisle Road Position Marker for Dilger's Battery
This position marker along the Carlisle Road to the east of the monument indicates another position held by Dilger's Battery:
Right Battery I
1st. O.L.A.
2 guns were posted
100 yds. in rear of
this tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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