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“Woodruff’s Battery”

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. 

monument to Battery I of the First United States Artillery

The monument is flanked by two 12-pounder Napoleons. The monument to the 108th New York Infantry, who served as the battery’s support during Pickett’s Charge, is behind.

2nd Corps Headquarters Flag

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade

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

monument to Battery I of the First United States Artillery

Location of the monument

The monument to Battery I, 1st United States Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Grove.

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