First New York Battery

First New York Battery (HMAJN)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.741', W 77° 14.138'

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Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps

Double Canister at ten yards
July 3rd 1863.
Cowans First New York Battery
Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps.

Erected in memory of our comrades, July 3rd. 1887.
"The world can never forget what they did here."
During the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault, the battery was engaged a short distance farther to the left, but by order of General Webb, it moved at a gallop to this position, which Battery B. 1st R.I. Artillery had occupied. Skirmishing had just commenced. The Confederate lines were advancing and continued their charge in the most splendid manner of our position. The artillery fire was continuous and did much execution. Our last charge, double canister, was fired when some of the enemy were over the defences and within ten yards of our guns. Our loss was four men and fourteen horses killed, two lieutenants and six men wounded. The Battery was relieved on the morning of July 5th and returned to the Sixth Corps.
Year Placed1887
Placed ByState of New York
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308636 N 4409321
Decimal Degrees39.81235000, -77.23563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.741', W 77° 14.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 44.46" N, 77° 14' 8.28" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1016 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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