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“Wheeler’s Battery”

The monument to the 13th New York Independent Battery is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue. (Howard Avenue West tour map) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1893.

Monument to the 13th New York Independent Battery at Gettysburg

The monument is fronted by the crescent moon symbol of the Union 11th Corps above the Seal of the State of New York.

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant William Wheeler. It brought 118 men to the field serving four 3″ Ordnance Rifles, and lost eight wounded and three missing.

11th Corps Headquarters Flag

Monument to the 13th New York Independent Battery at Gettysburg

From the monument:

13th New York Indept. Light Battery
(Wheeler’s)
Artillery Brigade 11th Corps.
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July 1, 1863 engaged here. July 2, on Cemetery Hill.
July 3, at repulse of Pickett’s Charge
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Location of the monument

The monument to the 13th New York Battery is north of Gettysburg on the south side of Howard Avenue about 180 yards west of Carlisle Road. (39°50’33.2″N 77°13’58.6″W)

See more on the history of the 13th New York Independent Battery in the Civil War