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

15th Battery New York Light Artillery

First Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
15th Battery New York Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 15th Battery New York Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Artillery Reserve
New York Light Artillery
15th Battery

Four 12 pounders
Captain Patrick Hart commanding

July 2 Engaged in the Peach Orchard retired about dark and reported to Brig. Gen. R.O. Tyler Artillery Reserve.

July 3 Ordered early to the front and took position in the Battalion on the left of Battery E. 5th Massachusetts. Directed by Maj. General Hancock to open on the Confederate Batteries with solid shot and shell. Upon the advance of the Confederate Infantry fired shell and shrapnel and canister when the line was within 500 yards. A second line advancing was met with double canister which dispersed it. The fire of the Battery was then directed against the Artillery on the Confederate right and several caissons and limbers were exploded by the shells.

July 4 Remained in this position until noon.

Casualties Killed 3 men. Wounded 2 officers and 11 men. Total 16.
 
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
15th Battery New York Light Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 15th Battery New York Light Artillery Position
The tablets post appears here between two 12-pounder Model 1857 Napoleons. The tablet was only recently returned after some maintenance.
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Location. 39° 48.312′ N, 77° 14.087′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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 Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); New York State Auxiliary Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 15th New York Independent Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  15th New York Independent Battery. Service history of the battery. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Battery Position with Tablet in Place image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Battery Position with Tablet in Place
View from One of Hart's Guns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. View from One of Hart's Guns
Looking down the barrel of a 12-pounder Napoleon toward the ground covered by the battery on July 3. The battery engaged Confederate batteries near the Klingle Farm and later Wilcox's Confederate Brigade advancing across Plum Run in front of this position.
12-Pounder Napoleon Cannon (Alger), No. 8 image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
5. 12-Pounder Napoleon Cannon (Alger), No. 8
This cannon was manufactured at the Cyrus Alger Foundry out of Boston, MA, registry no. 8. The cannon was inspected by Joseph Pearson Farley (1861-67). The internal foundry number for the cannon was 895. The weight of the firing tube is 1218 pounds. Although this is an 1857 model, it was manufactured in 1861.
12-Pounder Napoleon Cannon (Alger), No. 29 image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
6. 12-Pounder Napoleon Cannon (Alger), No. 29
This cannon was manufactured at the Cyrus Alger Foundry out of Boston, MA, registry no. 29. The cannon was inspected by Joseph Pearson Farley (1861-67). The internal foundry number for the cannon was 946. The weight of the firing tube is 1197 pounds. Although this is an 1857 model, it was manufactured in 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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