The 1st New York Artillery – Battery D 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.
Dedicated: July 2, 1888.
Location: Located in the Wheatfield near the west end between Sickles Avenue and Wheatfield Road. The monument marks the position of Battery D on July 2, 1863.
Description: Monument that has two flanking markers and two bronze twelve-pound Napoleon cannons. Granite monument topped by a polished granite sphere. On the front of the monument is a bronze relief of a carriage wheel, two half-cannon tubes, bails and rammers, and bronze corps badge. The monument has a tiered base. Overall height is eleven foot. The shaft has a bronze state seal, carriage wheel, two half-cannon tubes, balls, rammers, and corps badges on the south side.
The 27th Connecticut served as members of Brooke’s Brigade in Caldwell’s Division of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg: one in the Wheatfield and a second on Brooke Avenue. In addition, two officers of the regiment are honored by markers noting the location where they fell: Colonel Henry Merwin and Captain Jed Chapman.
Installed 1885. Dedicated Oct. 22, 1885.
Location: East of center of the wheat field, south of Wheatfield Road. It marks the place where Col. Henry Merwin was killed while leading the regiment through the field towards Rose Grove.
Description: Four-sided shaft stands on a square pedestal on a tiered base. Relief elements include the Connecticut coat of arms, the insignia of the Union II Corps and a trefoil. An eagle with outstretched wings tops the monument. Monument is a 2.3 foot square granite obelisk topped with a bronze eagle and set on a six foot square triple layered base. Overall height is 20.9 foot. The obelisk has a raised cut trefoil insignia of the Second Corps on the north side and an inscription tablet on the south face. Flanking marker has a polished slant face, 1.6 foot square. It was placed by the Regimental Association and cost $950.00. It is one of four monuments to the 27th Connecticut at Gettysburg.