Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery
to her loyal sons
Rigby's Maryland Battery A
Killed 5 - Wounded 18 - Missing 3.
Strength at Gettysburg
Officers 4 - Enlisted men 102.
Consolidated with Battery B,
Maryland Light Artillery
March 11, 1865.
Seven Days & Battles before
Richmond Va. 1862
Cramptons Cap, Md. Sep. 14, 1862
Antietam, Md. Sep. 17, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862
2nd Fredericksburg, Md. 3-4, 1863
Gettysburg, Pa. July 2-3, 1863
Rigby's Battery A
1st Maryland Light Artillery
Capt. James H. Rigby
Occupied this position on the morning of
July 2, 1863 and remained in battery until
the termination of the battle engaging a
battery of the enemy on the 2nd and shooting the woods
in front for nearly three hours, assisting
in driving out the enemy.
Erected 1888 by State of Maryland.
Topics. This War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1861.
Location. 39° 48.364′ N, 77° 13.166′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial can be reached from Granite Schoolhouse Lane, on the right when traveling west. Located on Powers 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. Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 12th Corps Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 8. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 9. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 10. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.