5th New York Independent Artillery Battery

The 5th New York Independent Artillery Battery served as part of the Army of the Potomac’s Artillery Reserve in Taft’s Brigade. The battery is honored by a monument and two iron position tablets.

Monument to the 5th New York Independent Artillery Battery. Gettysburg June 2012

Dedicated: 1888 or 1889.

Location: East end of the National Cemetery. It indicates the position occupied by Taft’s 5th New York Battery from 5:00 P.M. on July 2, 1863.

Description: Marker on a tiered, rough-hewn base is topped with a scale model of a Parrot rifled cannon. A round State Seal relief is affixed to the front.