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

Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Fifth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Artillery Reserve
Battery C
Massachusetts Light Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. A.F. Walcott commanding

July 3 At 3 a.m. moved to and occupied this position until the close of the battle.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.084′ N, 77° 13.908′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located just east of the Big Round Top 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. First Vermont Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 800 feet away); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Weikert Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers.
Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 3rd Massachusetts Light Art. Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  NRHP Narrative for the 3rd Massachusetts Battery - US Battery Marker. The 3rd Massachusetts Battery - US Battery Marker is a contributing structure to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District. The monument is catalogued as contributing structure number MN552-B. (Submitted on July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Addition of 12-Pounder Napoleon Guns
As of July 1, 2013, there are two Napoleon 12-Pounder Guns flanking the tablet. If facing the tablet, the gun on the left is registry #86 from the Alger foundry and the gun to the right is registry #178 from the Revere foundry.
    — Submitted July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wolcott's Battery Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Wolcott's Battery Location
The battery was deployed, on the slopes south of what is today Wright Avenue, facing to the south guarding against any potential flank attack from this sector.
12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 86, Alger Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
4. 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 86, Alger Foundry
This gun was inspected by Thomas Jackson Rodman (July 31, 1816 – June 7, 1871), an American artillerist, inventor and innovator, ordnance specialist, and career United States Army officer. The internal foundry number for this gun is #1112 . It was manufactured in 1862 and weighs 1219 pounds.
12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 86, Alger Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
5. 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 86, Alger Foundry
Looking southwest across the field.
12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 178, Revere Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
6. 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 178, Revere Foundry
This gun was inspected by Thomas Jackson Rodman (July 31, 1816 – June 7, 1871), an American artillerist, inventor and innovator, ordnance specialist, and career United States Army officer. The internal foundry number for this gun is #174 . It was manufactured in 1862 and weighs 1243 pounds.
12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 178, Revere Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
7. 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 178, Revere Foundry
Looking southwest over the field
Muzzle Stamp for Napoleon 12-Pounder No. 178 (Revere) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
8. Muzzle Stamp for Napoleon 12-Pounder No. 178 (Revere)
This is the muzzle stamp which contains all the manufacturing information for this 12-Pounder Napoleon Gun, No. 178, Revere Foundry
12-Pounder Napoleon Guns (no. 86 & no. 178) & the 3rd Massachusetts Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 1, 2013
9. 12-Pounder Napoleon Guns (no. 86 & no. 178) & the 3rd Massachusetts Battery Tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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