On this last trip I made it a priority to walk where I’d never walked, to photograph what I’d never photographed, and the artillery pieces of Batteries F & K, 3RD U.S. Artillery were on my agenda. These pieces are located along a narrow path that leads from the Angle/Ziegler’s Grove area, past the statue of Gen. Meade. If you continue on the path you can visit Meade’s headquarters at the Lydia Leister farmhouse.
Both pieces are Model 1857 12-pounder Napoleons. Cannon tube #1 (see top photo) dates from 1862 and comes from the Henry Hooper & Co. foundry in Boston. Interestingly, the house in the left background marks the site of the Catherine Guinn farm. Tube #2 (directly above) was also forged in 1862 but this time at the Cyrus Alger Foundry. On the second photo you can see the Leister barn at top left (along with the statue of the 2ND Pennsylvania Cavalry monument, and the larger, closer monument to the 10TH New York Infantry), and, at top right, the Peter Frey barn.
PVT. JAMES D. CATOR
Co. I, 134TH New York Infantry
Born abt. 1833 --- Died July 01, 1863
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