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

Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery

(Thompson's)

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Battery C Penna. Light Artillery
(Thompson's)

(Back):
July 2. Occupied this position from about 5 to 6 O'Clock p.m.
July 3rd. In position on right of First Volunteer Brigade Reserve Artillery and engaged the enemy.

Recruited at Pittsburgh.
Total enrollment 325. Killed and died of wounds 4 men
Died of disease etc. 11 men. wounded 5 officers and 35 men
Captured or missing 9 men. Total Casualties 64

Mustered in November 6, 1861. Re-enlisted January 11, 1864
Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Present at Gettysburg (Consolidated Battery C&F)
105 officers and men. Died of wounds 1 man.
Wounded 3 officers and 7 men. Captured or missing 3 men. Total loss 14.
From June 3, 1863 to March 25th 1864 Batteries C&F served
as a consolidated battery.
Rappahannock Station, Cedar Mountain, Crooked Run,
Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap,
2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Purdy's Dam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Mitchell's Ford, Mine Run, Morton's Ford.
 
Erected 1893 by Commonwelth
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Back Inscription
of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.086′ N, 77° 14.981′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on Wheatfield Road. Touch for map. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Monument
Two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles flank the monument. Going into action, the consolidated battery was armed with six similar weapons.

1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Captain James Thompson commanded the consolidated batteries at Gettysburg. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery C, Penna Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. Battery C, Penna Light Artillery Marker
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By Craig Swain
5. Detached Sections
From a point north of the Sherfy House looking west at Seminary Ridge. A two gun section of Battery E (Bucklyn's), 1st Rhode Island deployed in this vicinity along with two guns of Battery C & F (Thompson's), Pennsylvania Light Artillery. The guns withdrew as the Confederate infantry pressed close.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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