Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery
Artillery Brigade 11th Corps
Capt. Lewis Heckman Commanding
went into position here in reserve
when the 11th Corps began to retire,
it engaged the enemy with great gallantry.
After severe loss it was withdrawn.
2 killed. 11 wounded. 2 missing.
First Ohio Light Artillery
was organized for 3 years under
Capt. Wm. L. DeBeck in the autumn of 1861.
Reenlisted for 3 years in February, 1864.
Mustered out July 12, 1865.
Bull Pasture Mountain - Groveton
Cross Keys - Chancellorsville
Cedar Mountain - Gettysburg
Freeman's Ford - Wauhatchie
Warrenton Sulphur Springs - Lookout Mountain
Waterloo Bridge - Mission Ridge
Oct 10, 1861 to May 11, 1863
Capt. Lewis Heckman
May 11, 1863 to July 12,
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1864.
Location. 39° 50.211′ N, 77° 13.879′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Street (State Highway 34) and Lincoln Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south on Carlisle Street. Located on the northeast corner of Gettysburg College Campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg College Rooted in History (a few steps from this marker); Eddie Plank (1875-1926) (within shouting distance of this marker); President Abraham Lincoln Signing the Emancipation Proclamation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevens Hall (about 300 feet away); Dwight D. Eisenhower (about 600 feet away); The Office of a President (about 600 feet away); The Founding of Gettysburg College (about 700 feet away); Captain James A. Thompson '40 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery. Page detailing of the service of the battery. (Submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,859 times since then and 78 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 7, 2008. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.