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Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery

 
 
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 8, 2014
1. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.  
Battery B
1st. Pa. L’t. Artillery
Organized in Lawrence Co. Pa.
April 26, 1861. Discharged June 9, 1865

Engagements
Dranesville
Mechanicsville
Gaines’ Mills
New Market Cs. Rds.
Bull Run, 2d
Groveton
South Mountain
Antietam
Fredericksburg
Fitzhugh’s Crossing
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run
Wilderness
Spotsylvania C.H.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1861.
 
Location. 39° 49.294′ N, 77° 13.723′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike. 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. Ricketts' Battery (here, next to this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 14th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from
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this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the East Cemetery Hill area of Gettysburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery was a light artillery battery that served in the Union Army as part of the Pennsylvania Reserves infantry division during the American Civil War. This original Battery B memorial was supplemented by the more elaborate monument nearby.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Cooper's Battery". "Stone Sentinels" entry. (Submitted on June 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Cooper's Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery. Re-enactor website. (Submitted on June 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 8, 2014
2. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial
The replacement cap.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 8, 2014
3. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial
The replacement cap.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 8, 2014
4. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
The replacement cap, with the crossed cannon of the Artillery and I Corps and V Corps emblems.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
Randy Drais, "Battle of Gettysburg Buff" website, unknown
5. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial
The marble of the original cap had badly deteriorated over time.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 8, 2010
6. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery memorial
When the cap was removed for replacement, visitors puzzled over what it was supposed to be.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial replacement image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 28, 2020
7. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery Memorial replacement
Re-enactors of Cooper's Battery B oversee the 2013 rededication.
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery panorama image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, June 21, 1864
8. Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery panorama
Near Petersburg VA.,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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