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Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery

 
 
Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the State of
West Virginia
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
of Battery C
First West Virginia Artillery

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.126′ N, 77° 13.898′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, near the south entrance. 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. Third Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H (Huntington's Battery) (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st New Hampshire Battery (about 300 feet away);
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of the Inscription
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136th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); First Massachusetts Light Battery (about 400 feet away); Kentucky Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
3. Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument
Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
4. Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument
Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument
Captain Wallace Hill commanded this battery, comprised of four 10-pounder Parrott Rifles, at the battle. Flanking the monument are two Parrotts, registry numbers 240 and 246.
Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
6. Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery Monument
View of the Cemetery Grounds from a Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. View of the Cemetery Grounds from a Parrott Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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