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15th New York Battery

 
 
15th New York Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. 15th New York Battery Monument
Inscription. (Back Inscription):
15th
Indep't. N.Y.
Light Battery.
1st. Brigade,
Artillery Reserve.
———
Captain Patrick Hart
Lieut. Edward M. Knox
———
Formerly Light Battery B.
Irish Brigade
July 2nd. 1863.
Killed 3, wounded 13.
Total loss 16.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.063′ N, 77° 14.891′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west 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. 141st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peach Orchard Salient (within shouting distance of this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Back Inscription
(about 300 feet away); 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (about 300 feet away); 10th Independent Battery New York Light Artillery (about 300 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. 15th New York Independent Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 15th New York Independent Battery. Short history of the unit. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
15th New York Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. 15th New York Battery Position
Two 12-pdr Napoleons flank the monument, representing the position of the battery. Flank marker stones stand to the sides also, fronting the Wheatfield Road. In action, the battery was initially oriented to the south, covering the space between the Peach Orchard and the Rose Woods.
15th New York Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. 15th New York Battery Marker
This view of the 15th New York Battery marker (right foreground) was taken from the Peach Orchard. The Trostle Farm, Pennsylvania monument and other monuments can be seen in the background.
A Rifled Smoothbore Napoleon? image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. A Rifled Smoothbore Napoleon?
Yes, those are rifling lands and grooves on this 12-pounder Napoleon. The two Napoleons flanking the 15th New York Monument are in a set of six rifled Napoleons. The batch was delivered in 1862, presumably for testing and trials. The rifling pattern conforms with the James system. And the sights are similar to those used on James rifled cannon. All six of the guns are on exhibit at Gettysburg today, suggesting the weapons were never issued to line units, but held in storage after the trials.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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