The First New York Artillery, Battery C is honored by a monument and a position marker at Gettysburg.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 2, 1893.
What is it made out of? Monument: Quincy granite with bronze adornment.
What size is it? Overall: approx. 16 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft. x 6 ft.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Granite obelisk with castellated apex, topped by a V Corps Maltese Cross, and decorated with bronze State Seal, and on the four corners of the obelisk, sculpted rifles. Overall height is 16.3 foot. It has raised inscriptions. Flanking markers have slant tops, one foot square. Monument is a granite shaft with alternating smooth and rough courses, and an apex top capped with the Fifth Corps Maltese Cross and set on a six foot square rough hewn base.
What does it honor? Marks position held by Barne’s Battery C on July 2, 1863 from the time it reached battlefield until it was moved to the left to support Howe’s Division.
How is it inscribed? BATTERY C/(BARNES)/1ST NEW YORK/LIGHT ARTILLERY/5TH CORPS (On side:) ON THE MORNING/OF JULY 3D,/THE LEFT FLANK/OF BIG ROUND TOP
When was this photograph taken? June 17, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Sedgwick Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Sedgwick Avenue.
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.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: February 8, 2009.
Location: Howe Avenue, near Big Round Top. Located on north side of Howe Avenue. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Iron War Department tablet. Painted inscription tablet, 3’8″x3′. Mounted on fluted post, 4’4″ high. Cannon on West side of tablet. Second cannon located to the east of the tablet was stolen in the 1960s Text is as follows,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIFTH CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE
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.
Commander: Capt. Almont Barnes (1835-1918). Journalist in Watertown. Served in various government post-war posts. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Number Engaged: 4 Ordnance Rifles and 88 men
Casualties: no loss
Raised: Jefferson County
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in September 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington, November, 1861, to September, 1862. 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps. to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May 16, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to March. 1865. Artillery Reserve, attached to 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., to August, 1862. Action at Manassas Junction August 26. Bull Run Bridge August 27. March to Antietam, Md., September 14-18. Duty near Sharpsburg until October 30. March to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. Duty near Falmouth until April 27. Rappahannock Station March 6. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson’s Tavern November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Camp near Rappahannock Station until April, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 17, 1865. Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.
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