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“Winslow’s Battery”

The monument to Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery is south of Gettysburg in The Wheatfield. (Ayers Avenue – Wheatfield tour map) The State of New York dedicated the monument in 1888.

Monument to Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg

Monument to Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg

Captain George B. Winslow commanded the battery at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 116 men to the field. They manned six 12-pounder Napoleons. Battery D lost 10 men wounded and 8 men missing.

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag

From the front of the monument:

Battery D
1st New York Light Artillery
Artillery Brig. Third Corps

Rear view of the monument to Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery at Gettysburg

Rear view of the monument to Battery D

From the rear of the monument:

This battery (Winslow’s) held this position during
the afternoon of July 2d, 1863.
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Casualties: 10 wounded, 8 missing.
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Mustered in Sept. 6, 1861.
Engaged in 32 battles.
Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Location of the monument to Battery D at Gettysburg

The monument to Battery D is south of Gettysburg in the middle of the Wheatfield. It is about 120 yards south of Wheatfield Road and 80 yards southeast of the edge of the Rose Woods. (39°47’50.7″N 77°14’34.2″W)

See more about the history of Battery D 1st New York Light Artillery in the Civil War