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2nd Connecticut Light Battery

Artillery Reserve

 
 
2nd Connecticut Light Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 2nd Connecticut Light Battery Monument
The state coat of arms appears in the center of the monument.
Inscription.  
(Front):
Artillery Reserve
Position July 3, 1863.
2d Conn. Light Battery

(Back):
Tribute from the State of Conn.
Mustered in Sept. 10, 1862.
Mustered out Aug. 10, 1865.
engagements
Gettysburg. Fort Morgan.
Fort Gaines. Blakeley.

(Sides):
1863
1888

 
Erected 1888 by State of Connecticut.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1862.
 
Location. 39° 48.224′ N, 77° 14.076′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located on the south part of 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. First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (about 400 feet away); 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
2nd Connecticut Light Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. 2nd Connecticut Light Battery Position
The battery monument is flanked by two 14-pounder James Rifles. Commanded by Captain John W. Sterling during the battle, the battery went into action with four James rifles and two 12-pounder howitzers. No other Federal batteries at Gettysburg were armed with either the James rifles or the howitzers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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