Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery
—11th Corps —
July 1,2 & 3,
Eidus Et Audax
Erected by the State of Ohio
Captain Huber Dilger Commanding
marched with the 11th Corps
from Emmittsburg to Gettysburg
July 1. At once upon arriving it
advanced rapidly to the Carlisle
Road and having taken position
near this spot, immediately
engaged the enemy.
See left panel
New York Battery Capt-
ain Dilger advanced twice
from this position. Retired
with the 11th Corps, but halted
and again engaged the enemy
before crossing the bridge into
the town. During the remainder of
the battle the Battery held the
extreme right of Maj. Osborn's
line on Cemetery Hill.
Loss 13 wounded.
Bull Pasture Mountains, Strassburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
Location. 39° 50.515′ N, 77° 14.033′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue ¼ mile east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. 61st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 300 feet away); Third Division 45th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); 82nd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). 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. Dilger's Battery at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Dilger's Battery. Page detailing the Battery's history. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Confederate Cannon Spiked by A Union Artillery Shot?. One of many legends surrounding the battle of Gettysburg. Debunked in this article. Most likely, one of Dilger's Guns did not plug the muzzle of a Confederate cannon with one shot. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Dilger's Report of the Battle. Dilger was given operational (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Three Men of Gettysburg: A Study in Battery Command. Dilger is one of three battery commanders who's actions at Gettysburg are examined in detail within this article. Dilger, a German immigrant, would receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.