1st United States Artillery, Battery I

The 1st United States Artillery Battery I served as members of Hazard’s Brigade of the Second Corps in the Army of the Potomac. The battery is honored by a monument.

1st United States Artillery Battery I Gettysburg June 2011

Erected between 1907 and 1908.

Location: Located in Ziegler’s grove, east side of Hancock Avenue. Locates position occupied by Woodruff’s Regular 1st Artillery, July 2-3, 1864, during Battle of Gettysburg.

Description: One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6’x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze.

Inscription reads:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
SECOND CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
BATTERY I FIRST U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff Commanding
Lieut. Tully McCrea Commanding

July 2 & 3. Arrived and took position in Ziegler’s Grove on the left of Evergreen Cemetery actively engaged and assisted in repelling Longstreet’s assault. Lieut. Woodruff was mortally wounded on the 3D and the command devolved on Lieut. Tully McCrea.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 1 Officer and 23 Men

 

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