Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
13th New York Independent Light Battery
Artillery Brigade 11th Corps
Indpt. Light Battery
July 1, 1863. Engaged here. July 2. On Cemetery Hill.
July 3. At repulse of Pickett's Charge
Erected 1893 by State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 50.552′ N, 77° 13.977′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles west of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Doles's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery 61st Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 157th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Lt Wheeler's Report. Wheeler writes of the action on the 1st: The enemy then massed his infantry and threw them upon the troops on our right, who fell back after some severe fighting. I changed the direction of my right section, and fired into the advancing column of the enemy with canister, but did not succeed in checking them. I did not leave this position until the enemy was almost in rear of my battery. I then moved back to a point on the road near the town, and held this until the enemy were again nearly behind me, and the infantry supports had withdrawn. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.