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“Gibbs’ Battery”

The monument to Battery L of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Little Round Top. (39.793588° N, 77.236384° W; map; Tour map: Little Round Top) It was dedicated by the State of Ohio in 1887.

Monument to Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery at Gettysburg

Battery L was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Frank C. Gibbs. It brought 121 men to the field serving six 12-pounder Napoleons, and lost two wounded.

5th Corps Headquarters Flag
Battery L, 1st Ohio Artillery was attached to the Artillery Brigade5th Corps, Army of the Potomac

From the front of the monument:

Captain F. C. Gibbs
Battery

L First Ohio Light Artillery
Artillery Brigade, Fifth Corps

Rear view of the Monument to Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery on Little Round Top at Gettysburg

Rear view of the monument to battery L. 1st Ohio

From the back:

Battery L
1st Ohio Light Artillery
July 2. 3. 1863
Arriving on the field at 8 a.m. July 2, went into position under a  brisk skirmish fire on the extreme  right of Wolf Hill. Afterwards  moved to north slope of Little  Round Top, and there became hotly engaged with Longstreet’s Corps then trying to turn the left.  Held same position July 3.
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This battery was recruited at  Portsmouth Ohio, in the Autumn  of 1861 by Captain L.N. Robinson.  Was mustered out July 4. 1865.  Took part in 12 important battles.

Erected by the State of Ohio

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