About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Installed before Nov. 27, 1888. Dedicated June 12, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Westerly granite with bronze tablet; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 7 ft. x 3 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 1 in.; Base: approx. W. 6 ft. 11 in. x 5 ft.
Who made it? Smith Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Rectangular vertical marker has rough-hewn edges and is tapered at the top. On the front face is a relief of a wagon wheel, uniform cap and crossed rammers. A polished artillery insignia appears at the top and a State Seal in bronze in installed at the bottom. Monument is a two-part granite shaft set on a 6.11×5 foot base that has incised inscriptions and a bronze medallion. The lower part of the shaft has incised inscription and the upper part has a bas-relief obverse with incised inscription on the reverse. Flanking markers are one foot square.
What does it honor? It indicates the position held by Daniel’s Battery on July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? NINTH MICH. BAT’Y. I FIRST ART’Y/1ST BRIG. CAVALRY CORPS/HORSE ARTIL’Y
When was this photograph taken? March 23, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the west side of Hancock Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Commander: Capt. Jabez J. Daniels (1830-1880). Merchant from Hudson, Michigan.
Number Engaged: 6 Ordnance Rifles, 119 men
Casualties: 1 killed, 4 wounded
Soldiers Buried in the Michigan Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. John W. Barber, G-14
After Action Report: After Action Report of Capt. Jabez J. Daniels (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Raised at Detroit as part of the 5th Michigan Cavalry, it was mainly made up of men from the counties of Hillsdale and Lenawee.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 29, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 4-11. Attached to Camp Berry, Defenses of Washington, to Triplett’s Bridge June 16, 1863. Action at Triplett’s Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1863. Artillery, Stahel’s Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 20th Army Corps, to October, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. Reserve Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until June, 1863. At Fairfax Court House, Va., until June 24. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 24-July 2. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-3. March to Warrenton, Va., July 8-24; thence to Culpeper Court House. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., October 27-November 12, and duty there until March 7, 1864. March to Whiteside, Tenn., March 7-17, and duty there until April 28. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal (or Golgotha Church) June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes’ Creek June 19. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 1. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., November 1, and garrison duty there as Reserve Artillery until July, 1865. Ordered to Jackson. Mich., and there mustered out July 14, 1865. Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.