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Ninth Massachusetts Battery

 
 
Ninth Mass. Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Ninth Mass. Battery Monument
One of three monuments to the battery in the battlefield. The monument depicts an artillery haversack, with inscription, hung on a post. The monument is made of granite.
Inscription.  
Ninth Mass. Battery
Capt. Bigelow
July 3d and 4th, 1863.
Two guns
Lieutenant Milton Comdg.
Only officer and guns
effective after engagement
on Trostle's farm, July 2nd, 1863

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.958′ N, 77° 14.092′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Between the old Visitor Center parking area and the old Cyclorama Building. 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. Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Brian Farm
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brian Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Bigelow's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Close Up of the Inscription
Difficult to read because the inscription blends with the stone's coloring.
Ninth Mass. Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Ninth Mass. Battery Monument
The monument stands between two artillery pieces, representing the battery location on the 3rd of July.
The Ninth Massachuestts Battery View of Pickett's Charge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. The Ninth Massachuestts Battery View of Pickett's Charge
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Battery Position
The guns representing the battery are actually variants of the 6-pdr Model 1841 Field Gun altered to resemble 12-pdr Napoleons. The modification, while hard to notice at first glance, presents an awkward appearance when compared to real 12-pdr Napoleons. The alterations were done in the 1890s when a shortage of real Napoleons presented a problem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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