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Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery

 
 
Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.  
(Front):
Battery G.
(Ames')
1st N.Y. Light Artillery
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Engaged here with 3d Corps
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 2, 1863.
July 3d, on Cemetery Ridge
with 1st Div. 2d Corps.
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Casualties, 7 wounded.

(Back):
Mustered in Sept. 22, 1861.
Principal Engagements.
Fair Oaks - Peach Orchard
Savage's Station - White Oak Swamp
Malvern Hill - Antietam
Fredericksburg - Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Auburn Hill - Bristoe Station
Robertson's Tavern - Wilderness
Po River - Spottsylvania
North Anna - Totopotomoy
Cold Harbor
Petersburg June 16, 1864 to Apr. 3, 1865.
Mustered out June 19, 1865.

 
Erected by State of New York.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.077′ N, 77° 15.007′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and
Crossed Cannon Relief on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Crossed Cannon Relief on Front of Monument
The trefoil above the cannons represents the Federal II Corps. The diamond below represents the Federal III Corps.
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Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. First Division (a few steps from this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Corps (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery. A short history of the battery including a biographical sketch of Captain Nelson Ames. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
New York State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. New York State Seal
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Back Inscription
Ames' Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Ames' Battery Position
The monument is flanked by two 12-pounder Model 1857 Napoleons representing the battery. The battery took six cannons like this into action at Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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