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Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery

 
 
Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
Battery A, 1. N.J. Art.
From its position in
reserves s.w. of Powers'
Hill Galloped into action
at 3 p.m. July 3, 1863.
Fired 120 rounds shrapnel
at Pickett's column and
80 shell at a battery
in left front
Erected by the
State of New Jersey 1888

Hexamer's New Jersey
Battery
commanded in this battle by Firs Lieutenant
Augustine N. Parsons

(Left):
Served Aug. 12. 1861
to June 22. 1865.
Engaged in 30 battles.

(Right):
Losses. Killed 2. Wounded 7.
Position in action 45 yards E. of this stone.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.449′ N, 77° 14.128′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right 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
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
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are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Memorial (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Remembers (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regular Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Michigan Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery Monument
The monument is flanked by two Parrott Rifles. On the left is a 3-inch Parrott, with the registry number 149. On the right is a 2.9-inch or 10-pounder Parrott with registry number 241. Based on the inscription on the monument, the battery was located on ground where the Pennsylvania Memorial stands today.
Gunner's View from the Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Gunner's View from the Parrott Rifle
Looking west down the gun barrel. In front of the position, the ground slopes down to Plum Run.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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