1st Rhode Island Artillery, Battery E

The 1st Rhode Island Artillery – Battery E served as members of Randolph’s Brigade in the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Arnold's Rhode Island Battery E on the Emmitsburg Road. 1st Rhode Island Artillery Battery E Gettysburg June 2011

Dedicated: July 2, 1886.

Location: East side of Emmitsburg Road, north of Wentz farmhouse foundation at Wheatfield Road. The monument marks the spot where the battery was moved on July 2, 1863, between 2:00 and 3:00 P.M. It fired on Confederate batteries in the woods on Warfield Ridge and later dueled with an advanced Confederate battery, possibly Taylor’s, until it was silenced by Randolph’s battery and a section of Ames’ Battery G, 1st New York.

Description:  A square granite monument incised on the front with an image of two crossed cannon tampers and a pile of cannon balls.

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