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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery

 
 
Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.  
C & F
Indp't Penn'a
Artillery

Position occupied
Indp't Pa. Art'y F
Hampton's Battery
July 3rd A.D. 1863
Organized at Pittsburgh Pa
Oct. 8th 1861
Mustered out of United States Service
June 24th 1865

On this field the following members fell
Joseph L. Miller
Jos. B. Todd - Adam Rath
Jacob Keirch - Hugh Purdy
John H. Herbert - Cha's R. Bright
and eleven men were wounded

This tablet
erected to their memory
by the surviving members of
the battery July 3rd 1885

 
Erected 1885 by Surviving members of the battery.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.439′ N, 77° 14.135′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in near the Pennsylvania Memorial on Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Memorial
Close Up of Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Tablet
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Michigan Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Service History of Battery C. The two batteries were combined after the Chancellorsville Campaign under the command of Captain James Thompson (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Service History of Battery F. The battery was originally organized and commanded by Captain Robert B. Hampton, who was killed at Chancellorsville. (Submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Monument and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Monument and Cannon
A 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, registry number 139, represents the battery. Note the empty gun emplacement to the right of the monument.
3-inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. 3-inch Ordnance Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then. Last updated on August 27, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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