1st Massachusetts Artillery (Battery A)

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.

Gettysburg 090 1st Massachusetts Artillery Battery A Gettysburg October 2011

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.