Union monuments at Gettysburg > New Jersey

“Hexamer’s Battery”

The monument to Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery A is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue, in front of the State of Pennsylvania Monument(Hancock Avenue Part 2 tour map) The State of New Jersey dedicated the monument on June 30th, 1888.

The battery is also honored by a series of markers at Antietam.

First Lieutenant Augustine N. Parsons commanded Battery A at the Battle of Gettysburg while Captain William Hexamer was on sick leave. The battery brought 116 men onto the field serving six 10-pounder Parrott Rifles, and lost two men killed and seven wounded. Battery A was part of the 4th Volunteer Brigade of the Army Artillery Reserve.

Monument to New Jersey Battery A at Gettysburg

Text from the front of the monument:

Battery A, 1st N. J. Art.from its position in reserve S.W. of Powers Hill galloped into action at 3 p.m., July 3, 1863. Fired 120 rounds shrapnel at Pickett’s column, and 80 shell at a battery in left front. Erected by the  State of New Jersey 1888

Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery
Commanded in the battle by First Lieutenant
Augustin N. Parsons

From the left side:

Served Aug. 12. 1861
to June 22. 1865
Engaged in 30 battles

From the right side:

Losses. Killed 2, Wounded 7
Position in action 45 yards
E. of this stone.

Monument to Hexamer's New Jersey Battery at Gettysburg

Monument to Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery at Gettysburg

Location of the monument to Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery at Gettysburg

The monument to the New Jersey’s Battery A is south of Gettysburg. It is on the east side of Hancock Avenue in front of the State of Pennsylvania Monument. (39°48’26.9″N 77°14’07.7″W)

See more information on the history of Hexamer’s New Jersey Battery A in the Civil War.