Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dow's 6th Maine Battery
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Location. 39° 48.197′ N, 77° 14.073′ 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. Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Artillery Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Regarding Dow's 6th Maine Battery. Dow's Battery was Battery F of the 6th Maine Light Artillery. It was commanded by Lieutenant Edwin B. Dow and was part of the 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve. Dow was attached to McGilvery's 1st Volunteer Brigade during most of the battle. Thrown into action on July 2 as the Federal Third Corps withdrew, the battery fought east of the Trostle Farm. Later it relocated on Cemetery Ridge, where it participated in the actions of July 3. The battery brought four 12-pounder Napoleon guns into the battle, and lost none. Eight men of the battery were wounded, and five horses were lost.
Also see . . . Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.