1st New York Artillery, Battery I

The 1st New York Artillery – Battery I served as members of Osborn’s Brigade in the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to Wiedrich's Battery I, New York Artillery on Cemetery Hill. 1st New York Artillery Battery I Gettysburg December 2011

Dedicated: May 20, 1889.

Location: Located on East Cemetery Hill across from the Baltimore Street entrance to the National Cemetery. It indicates the position held by Weidrich’s Battery I during the battle.

Description:  Monument that has two flanking wrought iron rifled cannons mounted on cast iron carriages. Monument is a granite shaft with four columns and a gable top with a bronze state seal on the west face and set on a 6.2 foot square three-part smooth cut base. The shaft has excised inscriptions on the west and east sides and a bronze bas-relief on the west face. Overall height is 10.4 feet. Granite marker with bronze battle scene relief affixed to the front face. The relief depicts an artillery unit loading a cannon. It is framed by columns which support a decorative cap on which is affixed a State Seal. The marker stands on a tiered base.