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

Battery C, First New York Light Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Fifth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery C, First New York Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Battery C, First New York Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps - Artillery Reserve
Battery C
First New York Light Artillery

Four 3 inch rifles
Capt. Almont Barnes Commanding

July 3 At 3 a.m. moved to and occupied this position until the close of the battle
 
Erected 1893 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.017′ N, 77° 13.738′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howe Avenue 0.1 miles east of Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Road 194), on the right when traveling west. 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. 119th Pennsylvania Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Maine Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 49th Pennsylvania Infantry ( about 400 feet away); 5th Wisconsin Volunteers
Battery C Tablet Alongside Howe Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Battery C Tablet Alongside Howe Avenue
In the foreground is the left flank marker for the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry. The regiment's monument is just beyond the Battery C tablet.
( about 500 feet away); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery ( approx. 0.2 miles away); First Vermont Brigade ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery C, First New York Light Artillery. A history of the battery. Barnes was a journalist before the war. (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Battery Position
Barnes battery was advanced into the fields south of what is today Howe Avenue. Taneytown Road runs on the right side of view.
Battery Advance Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Battery Advance Position
The advanced position of the battery can best be seen from Wright Avenue to the west of the tablet location. Barnes' Battery deployed into the open field to the east of Taneytown Road, seen here in the distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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