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1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas


The 11th Independent Battery Light Artillery was also known as Havelock's Battery as a member of Taft's Brigade in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac. The battery was temporarily attached to Battery K of the New York Light Artillery and was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by its Captain Robert H. Fitzhugh, a native of Oswego and a graduate of Yale.


On June 13th, 1863, the battery left camp at White Oak Church, Va., at 4 p.m., marching night and day until it arrived at Fairfax on the 15th. Remaining there until the 24th, it resumed its march, crossing the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry and arriving at Taneytown, Md., on the 30th. Upon hearing that Lee's army had been found near Gettysburg, Pa., the battery arrived there on the morning of July 2nd and went into position on the Baltimore Pike, in support of the Twelfth Corps line. In the evening, the battery was sent to reinforce the line to the left of the "Clump of Trees," returning to the Reserve on the morning of July 3rd.


About 1 p.m. the enemy opened with his artillery, and for two hours the mighty duel raged in all its fury, making the air hideous with the shrieks of the shot and shell which ploughed the earth in furrows, many of the shells falling among the reserve batteries, causing them to change their positions for a more sheltered place. Soon the command was given for the drivers of the Eleventh Battery to mount, and it galloped to the front, moving along the line of battle into position near the "Angle," where it assisted in repelling the charge of Pickett's Division. While awaiting Pickett's charge a shell from the enemy's artillery struck one of the lead horses of a gun squarely in the breast. It staggered and fell with its rider to the ground. The lieutenant in command of the section called out, "Bring up another horse!" The driver looking up to him and saluting said, "Lieutenant, hadn't you better bring up another man too?"


This monument was dedicated on July 3, 1893 and is located on the east side of Hancock Avenue.

11th New York Independent Battery

SKU: 1067
  • Size: 5" x 4" x 10"
    Weight: 3.95lbs

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