Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Jersey


“Hexamer’s Battery”

The monument to Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery A is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue, in front of the State of Pennsylvania Monument. (39.807481° N, 77.235464° W; Google map;  Tour map: Hancock Avenue Part 2) It was dedicated by the State of New Jersey on June 30th, 1888.

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by First Lieutenant Augustin N. Parsons. It brought 116 men onto the field serving six 10-pounder Parrott Rifles, and lost two killed and seven wounded. Battery A was part of the 4th Volunteer Brigade of the Army Artillery Reserve.

Monument to New Jersey Battery A at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

Battery A, 1st N. J. Art.from its position in reserve S.W. of Powers Hill galloped into action at 3 p.m., July 3, 1863. Fired 120 rounds shrapnel at Pickett’s column, and 80 shell at a battery in left front. Erected by the  State of New Jersey 1888

Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery
Commanded in the battle by First Lieutenant
Augustin N. Parsons

From the left side:

Served Aug. 12. 1861
to June 22. 1865
Engaged in 30 battles

From the right side:

Losses. Killed 2, Wounded 7
Position in action 45 yards
E. of this stone.

Monument to Hexamer's New Jersey Battery at Gettysburg

Monument to Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery

The battery is also honored by a series of markers at Antietam.

See more information on Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery A in the Civil War.