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

Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery

Artillery Brigade 11th Corps

 
 
Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument
A saddle tops the monument. Various other artillery accouterments and implements depicted on different faces of the monument.
Inscription. (Front):
Arriving about noon July 1, 1863,
this battery
Capt. Lewis Heckman Commanding
went into position here in reserve
when the 11th Corps began to retire,
it engaged the enemy with great gallantry.
After severe loss it was withdrawn.

Casualties:
2 killed. 11 wounded. 2 missing.


(Back):
Battery K
First Ohio Light Artillery
was organized for 3 years under
Capt. Wm. L. DeBeck in the autumn of 1861.
Reenlisted for 3 years in February, 1864.
Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Principle Engagements:
Bull Pasture Mountain - Groveton
Cross Keys - Chancellorsville
Cedar Mountain - Gettysburg
Freeman's Ford - Wauhatchie
Warrenton Sulphur Springs - Lookout Mountain
Waterloo Bridge - Mission Ridge

(Side Inscriptions):
Capt. Wm. L. DeBeck
Oct 10, 1861 to May 11, 1863

Capt. Lewis Heckman
May 11, 1863 to July 12, 1865

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 50.211′ N, 77° 13.879′ 
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Front Inscription
W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlisle Street (State Highway 34) and Lincoln Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south on Carlisle Street. Touch for map. Located on the northeast corner of Gettysburg College Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg College Rooted in History (a few steps from this marker); Eddie Plank (1875-1926) (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dwight D. Eisenhower (about 600 feet away); The Office of a President (about 600 feet away); The Founding of Gettysburg College (about 700 feet away); The Battle Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Alexander Payne (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery. Page detailing of the service of the battery. (Submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side Inscription
Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery Monument
A 12-pdr Napoleon produced by Henry N. Hooper & Co, of Boston, Mass. in 1864, represents the battery at this location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 46 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week September 7, 2008. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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