About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1890-1891. Dedicated July 4, 1891.
What is it made out of? Quincy granite with a bronze relief; Base: granite.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 8 ft. x 7 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
Who made it? Beattie & Brooks, fabricator. Frederick & Field, fabricator. Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder.
What does it depict? Relief of a battle scene is affixed to a marker. The battle scene includes uniformed soldiers on horses and standing and broken cannons. A State Seal appears on the tondo above the relief and the Corps insignia is below. Monument is a granite shaft with a hipped peak cap with crossed gable and bronze medallion and set on a two-part base of which the first part is 7.3×4.8 foot and the second part contains excised letters and a bronze badge. The shaft has a bronze bas-relief front, excised inscription and bronze rear.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by the 6th New York Independent Battery on July 3, 1863. Honors unit in part for services rendered at Brandy Station.
How is it inscribed? OCCUPIED THIS POSITION/JULY 3RD, 1863./MUSTERED INTO SERVICE/JUNE 15TH, 1861./MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE/JULY 8TH, 1865.
When was this photograph taken? December 8, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Taneytown Road near the Wright house.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Capt. Joseph W. Martin (1838-1908). Graduate of Rutgers. Clerk in New York City.
Number Engaged: 6 Ordnance Rifles and 130 men
Casualties: 1 wounded
After Action Report: After Action Report of Capt. Joseph W. Martin (will open a pop up window).
Raised: The 6th was recruited from New York City and from Union county in New Jersey. It mustered in at New York City as part of the 9th militia (83rd Regiment) on June 15, 1861. The original designation was as Artillery Company K. This was changed in December 1861 to the 6th New York Independent Artillery Battery.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at New York City as Artillery Company “K,” 9th Regiment State Militia Infantry, later known as 83rd Regiment Infantry, and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State June 16, 1861. Served with its Regiment until September 25, 1861, then detached and designated 6th Battery December 7, 1861. Attached to Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Hooker’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, serving with Pleasanton’s 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, to May, 1863, and with 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Defenses of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps. to September, 1864. Horse Artillery, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. Horse Artillery Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington and on the Upper Potomac, until March, 1862. Pritchard’s Mills, Md., September 15, 1861. Point of Rocks September 24. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24. Ball’s Bluff October 21. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Fair Oaks June 18. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-24, and duty in the Defenses of Washington until January, 1863. Action at Kelly’s Ford, Va., March 17. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Scout to Middleburg September 10-11. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. St. Stephen’s Church, Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Todd’s Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan’s Raid to James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Ashland Station May 11. Richmond Fortifications May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown May 27. Hawe’s Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 3. In Defenses of Washington, D. C., June 6 to September. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign September to November. Tom’s Brook October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until April, 1865. Expedition from Winchester into Fauquier and Loudoun Counties November 28-December 3, 1864. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Moved to Washington, D.C., April, 1865, and duty in the defenses of that city until July. Mustered out July 8, 1865. Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.
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