“Fitzhugh’s Battery”

The monument to Battery K, First New York Light Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue.(39.813613° N, 77.235266° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue at The Angle)

Monument to Battery K, 1st New York Light Artillery

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:

Battery K.
1st N. Y. Light Artillery 

(11th New York Ind. Battery Attached)
Artillery Reserve.

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
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Organized at Fort Plain, N.Y.
Mustered in Oct. 10th, 1861.
Principal engagements;
Bolivar Heights
Beverly Ford
Rappahannock Station
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Mine Run.
Mustered out June 20th, 1865.

Bronze bas-relief from the monument to Battery K, 1st New York Light Artillery

Bronze bas-relief from the monument to Battery K, 1st New York Light Artillery

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