The 1st Massachusetts Artillery (Battery A) served as members of Tompkin’s Brigade in the Sixth Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
Dedicated: Oct. 8, 1885.
Location: Soldiers’ National Cemetery, south end, east of Rostrum. Monument indicates the position held by the 1st Massachusetts Battery during the Gettysburg campaign on July 3, 1863.
Description: This monument is flanked with one wrought iron cannon. The monument is a shaft with a raised polished surface and a pyramidal designed cap, and set on a four-foot square base. The shaft has an incised inscription on the front and excised polished stone with corps insignia on the rear. The overall height is six feet.