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

Battery I First U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

 
 
Battery I First U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Battery I First U.S. Artillery Tablet
Below the United States seal is the symbol used by the Second Army Corps during the war - clover leaf or trefoil.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery I First U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff Commanding
Lieut. Tully McCrea Commanding

July 2 & 3 Arrived and took position in Ziegler's Grove on the left of Evergreen Cemetery. Actively engaged and assisted in repelling Longstreet's assault. Lieut. Woodruff was mortally wounded on the 3d and the command devolved on Lieut. Tully McCrea.

Casualties killed 1 man wounded 1 officer and 23 men.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is July 2.
 
Location. 39° 48.978′ N, 77° 14.088′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, in Ziegler's Grove at 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
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are within walking distance of this marker. 108th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Grand Army of the Republic (a few steps from this marker); Ninth Massachusetts Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hays (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Gravesite of Lieutenant Woodruff.
 
Battery I First U.S. Artillery Tablet and Battery Postion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Battery I First U.S. Artillery Tablet and Battery Postion
Note the 108th New York Monument behind the battery tablet. The New York regiment stood their ground and supported the battery in spite of heavy artillery fire on July 3.
Battery I First U.S. Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Battery I First U.S. Artillery Position
Looking from behind the gun toward the Confederate lines. The battery fired upon the Confederate artillery on Seminary Ridge on July 2nd and 3rd.
 
 
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 2,360 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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