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

Stevens’ Battery

5th Maine, 1st Corps

 
 
Stevens' Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Stevens' Battery Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Stevens' Battery
5th Maine, 1st Corps.
Fought here
July 1,2,3, 1863.
Also engaged
July 1st north of the
Seminary.
Ammunition expended
979 rounds.

(Right):
"In the assault upon
East Cemetery Hill
in the evening of
July 2nd, the enemy,
(Hays' and Hoke's Brigades)
exposed their left flank to
Stevens' Battery
which poured a terrible fire
of double canister into
their ranks."
Doubleday

(Back):
Losses
Bull Run 2nd.
1 officer and 3 men killed.
8 men wounded.
6 men missing.

Chancellorsville.
6 men killed.
3 officers and 19 men wounded.

Gettysburg.
2 men killed.
2 officers and 11 men wounded.
6 men missing.

Opequan.
6 men wounded.

Cedar Creek.
2 men killed.
16 men wounded.

(Left):
Bull
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
Run 2nd.
Fredericksburg.
Chancellorsville.
Gettysburg.
Wilderness.
Spottsylvania.
Cold Harbor.
Petersburg.
Opequan.
Fisher's Hill.
Cedar Creek.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 49.16′ N, 77° 13.474′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Stevens Knoll section of the Gettysburg National Battlefield 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. Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); East Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Back of Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry (about 500 feet away); 18th Miss. Inf. (about 500 feet away); 2nd Wisconsin Regiment (about 600 feet away); 6th Wisconsin Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Steven's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery E, 5th Maine
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
. Blog entry with more details about the monument and the battery. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Artwork at the Base of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
5. Artwork at the Base of the Monument
Depicting a gun crew servicing their piece.
Stevens' Battery and the Slocum Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
6. Stevens' Battery and the Slocum Monuments
12-pdr Model 1857 Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
7. 12-pdr Model 1857 Napoleon
One of two artillery pieces representing Stevens' Battery on the knoll. This particular gun was made by Revere Cooper of Boston, Massachusetts. It was produced in 1862 and bears the registry number 89.
Stevens' Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
8. Stevens' Battery Position
The battery was located on this spur during much of July 2 and 3. From here, Stevens' Battery was active against Confederate artillery positioned on Benner Hill, as well as firing on the Confederate infantry in the attack on East Cemetery Hill. Hoke's and Hays' Brigades advanced from the low ground to the right in this photo. They turned away from Stevens' Knoll toward East Cemetery Hill in the background. This allowed Stevens' guns to fire into their flanks.

The two artillery pieces representing the battery are in place behind lunettes. The closest piece is actually a 6-pdr Field Gun Model 1841 altered to appear as a Napoleon 12-pdr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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