About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite with bronze tondo; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 8 ft. x 4 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 2 in.; Base: approx. H. 7 ft. 6 in. x W. 5 ft. 2 in.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Rough-hewn marker rounded at top stands on a tiered base. A round State Seal in relief appears at the top rear.
What does it honor? Monument indicates the position held by Huntington’s Battery during the Gettysburg campaign on July 2, 1863 at about 4:00 P. M. They engaged in artillery duels with Confederate batteries on the east of town.
How is it inscribed? HUNTINGTON’S BATTERY/H/ 1ST OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY/3D VOLUNTEER BRIGADE/ARTILLERY RESERVE/JULY 2D AND 3D 1863/ERECTED BY THE STATE OF OHIO (On rear:) BATTERY H 1ST OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY/ORGANIZED AT CAMP DENNISON, OHIO/NOVEMBER 7, 1861. TOOK PART IN 12 GENERAL/ENGAGEMENTS AND THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG/WAS MUSTERED OUT AT CLEVELAND OHIO/JUNE 14, 1865/LOSS AT GETTYSBURG/2 KILLED, 1 MORTALLY WOUNDED, 1 WOUNDED
When was this photograph taken? February 5, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Soldiers’ National Cemetery, east side of Cemetery Drive, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Commander: Lt. George W. Norton (1818-1906). Farmer from Toledo, Ohio.
Number Engaged: 6 Ordnance Rifles, 123 men
Casualties: 2 killed, 5 missing
Soldiers Buried in the Ohio Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. John N. Edmonds, A-24
- Pvt. Henry Schram, E-22
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. George W. Norton (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Lucas and Washington counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, and mustered in November 7, 1861. Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., January 20, 1862. Attached to Landers’ Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, Shields’ 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. Artillery, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. Alexandria, Va., Military District of Washington, D.C., to October, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1864. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to December. 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.—Moved from Parkersburg, W. Va., to Paw Paw Tunnel January, 1862, and duty there until March. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Action at Strasburg March 19. Battle of Winchester March 23. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Moved to Alexandria June 29 and duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., until October 17. Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., October 17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth until April, 1863. “Mad March” January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.), Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-21; North Anna River May 23-27. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865. Ordered to Cleveland, Ohio, for muster out June 5. Mustered out June 17, 1865. Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.
Ohio at Gettysburg
4th Infantry :: 5th Infantry :: 7th Infantry :: 8th Infantry :: 25th Infantry :: 29th Infantry :: 55th Infantry :: 61st Infantry :: 66th Infantry :: 73rd Infantry :: 75th Infantry :: 82nd Infantry :: 107th Infantry :: 1st Cavalry :: 6th Cavalry :: 1st Artillery H :: 1st Artillery I :: 1st Artillery K :: 1st Artillery L