The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Robert H. Fitzhugh. It brought 149 men to the field serving six Ordnance Rifles. The 11th New York Independent Battery had been temporarily attached to Battery K in June, but has its own monument nearby. The combined batteries were assigned to the 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve.
From the front of the monument:
1st N. Y. Light Artillery
(11th New York Ind. Battery Attached)
From the rear of the monument:
Battery K, (Fitzhugh’s),
Held this position July 3rd 1863 and
assisted in repulsing Pickett’s Charge.
Casualties, wounded 7
Organized at Fort Plain, N.Y.
Mustered in Oct. 10th, 1861.
Mustered out June 20th, 1865.