The monument to Battery I, 1st United States Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Grove. (Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove tour map) Lieutenant George Woodruff (West Point class of June 1861) commanded the battery until he was mortally wounded on July 3. Lieutenant Tully McCrea then took over command.
From the monument:
Army of the Potomac
Battery I First U.S. Artillery
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff commanding
Lieut. Tully McCrea commanding.
July 2&3. Arrived and took position in Ziegler’s Grove on the left of Evergreen Cemetery. Actively engaged and assisted in repelling Longstreet’s Assault. Lieut. Woodruff was mortally wounded on the 3d and the command devolved on Lieut. Tully McCrea.
Casualties: killed 1 man, wounded 1 officer and 28 men
Location of the monument
The monument to Battery I, 1st United States Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Grove.