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

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 historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.224′ N, 77° 14.076′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker 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);
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Monument
New York State Auxiliary Monument (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 Gettysburg.
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
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 May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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