Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery
Artillery Reserve - Fifth Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Fifth Corps Artillery Reserve
Massachusetts Light Artillery
Six 12 pounders
Lieut. A.F. Walcott commanding
July 3 At 3 a.m. moved to and occupied this position until the close of the battle.
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.084′ N, 77° 13.908′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located just east of the Big Round Top 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. First Vermont Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 800 feet away); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Maine Infantry Third Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Weikert Farm (approx. ¼ mile 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. 3rd Massachusetts Light Art. Battery at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . NRHP Narrative for the 3rd Massachusetts Battery - US Battery Marker. The 3rd Massachusetts Battery - US Battery Marker is a contributing structure to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District. The monument is catalogued as contributing structure number MN552-B. (Submitted on July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.)
1. Addition of 12-Pounder Napoleon Guns
As of July 1, 2013, there are two Napoleon 12-Pounder Guns flanking the tablet. If facing the tablet, the gun on the left is registry #86 from the Alger foundry and the gun to the right is registry #178 from the Revere foundry.
— Submitted July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 870 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.