The monument to the 6th Maine Battery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue north of United States Avenue. (Hancock Avenue Part 1 tour map)
About the monument to the 6th Maine Battery
The tapered rectangular monument stands over eleven feet high. It is carved from granite, with the pyramid of cannon balls at its top carved from black Addison granite. On the front of the monument is a relief of the star symbol of the 5th Corps, and below it a relief of flags, a drum, a cannon barrel, artillery ramrod and a sword. The State of Maine dedicated the monument on October 3, 1889.
The 6th Maine Battery at the Battle of Gettysburg
The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Edwin B. Dow. It brought 103 men to the field serving four 12-pounder Napoleons, and suffered 13 men wounded in the artillery duel that preceded Pickett’s Charge on the afternoon of July 3.
From the front of the monument:
Dow’s 6th Maine Battery
From the right side of the monument:
From the left side of the monument:
Campaigns A.P. 1862.-1865
Location of the monument to the 6th Maine Battery at Gettysburg
The monument to the 6th Maine Artillery is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Hancock Avenue about 130 yards north of the intersection with United States Avenue. (39°48’11.9″N 77°14’04.3″W)