In my post of February 27th, I chose a random photograph of Culp’s Hill and decided to identify the monuments in the photo. Since that has been one of my favorite posts to date, I found a similar view of East Cemetery Hill and identified these markers and monuments as well. At far left is the monument to the 134th New York Infantry, capped with a shiny, larger-than-life bullet. I’m uncertain if the cannon to its left belongs to Battery I of the 1st New York Light Artillery, but the cannon to the right of the 134th definitely represents that unit.
The statue is of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard. The monument directly of front of Howard’s memorial represents the 1st New York Light Artillery. The 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry monument sits to the right, more in the foreground. The half moon atop the monument shows it was part of the 11th Corps. (Many Gettysburg monuments include corps or division symbols). The artillery far in the distance, on either side of the 73rd PA, is likely Rickett’s Battery, Battery F and G of the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. The monument for the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, large and flat, can be partially seen at the far right of the photo.
2ND LT. WILLIAM H. BEAVER
Co. D, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry
Born 1842 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 21
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