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

4th New York Independent Battery

(Smith's)

 

— Artillery Brigade - 3rd Corps —

 
4th New York Independent Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 4, 2012
1. 4th New York Independent Battery
The statue was restored in December 2011.
Inscription.  (Front):
4th New York
Ind'p't Battery
(Smith's)
Artillery Brigade
3rd Corps
July 2, 1863 2 to 5 p.m.

(Back):
Casualties
2 killed - 10 wounded
1 captured
At the time of the assault
by Hood's Division of the
Confederate Army this
Battery supported by the
Fourth Maine Infantry,
formed the extreme left
of the Third Corps line
three guns of the two sections
in action on this crest were
captured by the Confederates.
The third section was in
position to the right and
rear and continued the action
until nearly 6 p.m.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.523′ N, 77° 14.551′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in the Devils Den section 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
4th New York Independent Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. 4th New York Independent Battery Monument
A statue on top of the monument has been removed for repairs following vandalism in 2006. Notice the monuments on Little Round Top behind the 4th New York Battery Monument.
walking distance of this marker. The Attack on Devil's Den (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Smith's New York Battery (a few steps from this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Sharpshooter? (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Smith's Battery Markers and Monuments
 
Also see . . .
1. 4th New York Independent Battery. Historical sketch. (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Smith's Battery Monument Awaits Restoration. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Smith's 4th New York Battery Retoration Complete. Gettysburg Daily article on the restoration. Several links linking to other articles highlighting the progress. (Submitted on February 5, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Front of Monument
Back Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Back Side of Monument
4th New York Independent Battery Marker, Caspar Buberl, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1, 1973
5. 4th New York Independent Battery Marker, Caspar Buberl, sculptor
Before the vandalism, notice the forest landscape as seen in the 1970s
4th New York Independent Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. 4th New York Independent Battery Position
On the right is a reproduction 10-pdr Parrott Rifle. On the left is an original 10-pdr Parrott. It was cast in 1863 by West Point Foundry, New York. It's registry number is 248. The guns were not actually placed here on July 3rd. Instead, the battery was likely further to the north, near the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument.
4th New York Independent Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Dillon, March 26, 2020
7. 4th New York Independent Battery Marker
Closest to you is Cannon #1 and the farthest is Cannon #4 - Both reproductions of a 10-pound Parrott Rifle cannon. Cannon #2 is a 10 pound Parrott, serial number #239. The clearest to read is Cannon #3. Cannon #3 serial number is #248. Casted at the West Point Foundry (WPF) in 1865. It's around 905 lbs and was written off by A.M., and has a 2.9" barrel circumfrance.
Battery Position with Restored Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 4, 2012
8. Battery Position with Restored Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brian Dillon of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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