BATTERY I, 1ST NEW YORK LIGHT ARTILLERY GETTYSBURG MONUMENT DEDICATION RIBBON

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Red silk ribbon has gold lettering that reads, “DEDICATION OF MONUMENT AT GETTYSBURG. BATTERY I, 1ST REG’T, NEW YORK LIGHT ARTILLERY / MAY 20TH, 1889.”

This monument is located on East Cemetery Hill. The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Michael Wiedrich. It brought 141 men to the field serving six Ordnance Rifles, and losing 3 men killed and 10 wounded. The battery fought on Cemetery Hill, with four guns facing east and one section of two guns facing west on the other side of Baltimore Pike. In addition to its own bronze tablet (below), Battery I has a starring role in the bronze tablet of the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry showing it at the height of the Confederate attack on the evening of July 2, when there was hand-to hand fighting around the guns.

Ribbon measures 2 ½” x 6”. Excellent condition, no fading, or fraying.  [sm/ld]

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