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

Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery

2nd Division

 

— 11th Corps —

 
Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.  (Front):
Battery I, First Regiment N.Y. Light
Artillery
Capt. M. Wiedrich, Commanding

2nd. Division 11th. Corps,
July 1st. 2nd. & 3rd. 1863.

(Back):
Casualties,
3 killed, 10 wounded.

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.315′ N, 77° 13.744′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (a few steps from this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters
Relief on Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Relief on Front
Note the crescent moon symbol of the Eleventh Corps within the palm banner above the relief.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 134th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery. Service history of the Battery. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery I Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Monument
State Seal at Top of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. State Seal at Top of Monument
Wiedrich's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 7, 2007
5. Wiedrich's Battery Position
Three of the four 3-inch Ordnance Rifles which represent Battery I at this location.
Left Side of Wiedrich's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Left Side of Wiedrich's Battery
Looking down the line of guns representing Battery I. The gun pits were originally built during the battle, but refurbished and restored by the Gettysburg Memorial Commission (pre-dating the Park Commission and the National Park Service). Photographic evidence shows these pits utilized wood fence rails on the interior. Monuments adjacent to the battery position are those of the 73rd Pennsylvania and General Howard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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