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

Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade, Third Corps

 
 
Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Monument
Capped by a polished stone cannonball, the monument displays bronze depictions of gun tubes, a spoked wheel, pyramids of cannonballs, and artillery implements. A diamond symbol of the Third Corps appears in the upper front. The state seal of New York is in the lower center.
Inscription.  (Front):
Battery D
1st N.Y.
Light Artillery,
Artillery Brig. Third Corps.

(Back):
This Battery (Winslow's)
held this position during
the afternoon of July 2d 1863.
Casualties:
10 wounded, 8 missing.
Mustered in Sept. 6, 1861.
Engaged in 32 battles,
Mustered out June 16, 1865.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.845′ N, 77° 14.569′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in the middle of the Wheatfield at 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. 61st New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brevet Major General Samuel Zook (about 400 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 400 feet away); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Monument
The diamond of the Third Corps is displayed above the text on the back.
(about 400 feet away); The Bloody Wheatfield (about 400 feet away); Third Brigade (about 500 feet away); Second Brigade (about 500 feet away); 57th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Stonecutter's Mark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Stonecutter's Mark
On the lower left rear of the monument "Frederick & Field, Quincy, Mass."
Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery Position
Two 12-pounder Napoleons mark the location of Winslow's Battery in the Wheatfield.
Winslow's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
5. Winslow's Battery Position
Looking from the battery's right flank marker stone across the battery position. The Battery of six guns was posted here until around 6:00 pm on the afternoon of July 2. Advancing Confederates in Anderson's Brigade hastened their withdrawal.
Gunner's View from The Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
6. Gunner's View from The Position
Looking across the Wheatfield at the base of Stony Hill. The battery fired shells with 1 and at times even 1/2 second fuses while firing upon Confederates advancing in the Wheatfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Jul. 11, 2020