Jul 20



Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide George Newton is standing by headquarters marker of Major-General Oliver O. Howard on East Cemetery Hill. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

Licensed Battlefield Guide George Newton is a native of Baltimore, an Air Force Vietnam War Veteran, a retired insurance executive, and the author of Silent Sentinels: A Reference Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg.

In part one of our artillery series we featured a Napoleon manufactured by Quimby and Robinson in Memphis, Tennessee, and a 10-pounder Parrott Rifle, manufactured by the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York.

In part two we concentrated on 24-pounder howitzers at Moody’s Battery, A 12-pounder howitzer, manufactured in 1837, and the oldest gun on the field, and some 20-pounder Parrotts.

In part three George showed the only 6-pounder displayed on the battlefield, and showed us how fifteen 6-pounders at Gettysburg National Military Park were converted into “false Napoleons.”

In today’s post, George Newton shows us the artillery pieces used on headquarters markers, and the two monuments on East Cemetery Hill to Cooper’s Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania.

For George’s previous posts on Gettysburg Artillery please click here.



This map shows the locations of the videos that we shot on East Cemetery Hill. Videos #1-#13 were presented in our first three artillery posts. Video #14 was filmed on East Cemetery Hill at the headquarters marker for Major-General Oliver O. Howard. Videos #15 and #16 were filmed by the artillery marker for Cooper’s Pennsylvania Battery. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:30 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

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In Video #14 (Videos #1- #13 were shown in our previous artillery posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide George Newton explains the type of artillery pieces used on headquarters markers at Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



Licensed Battlefield Guide George Newton is standing by the marker to Cooper’s Battery B First Pennsylvania. The monument to Cooper’s Battery is in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

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In Video #15 Licensed Battlefield Guide George Newton shows us the first artillery monument at Gettysburg National Military Park, the marker to Cooper’s Battery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



During the Battle of Gettysburg, Cooper’s four three-inch ordnance rifles fired 1050 rounds. Culp’s Hill is in the background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



This marker for Cooper’s Battery was erected circa 1879. The inscription, which George read in video #15 is now illegible. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



The crossed cannon on top of the marker are still visible. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.

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In Video #16 George Newton contrasts the first monument to Cooper’s Battery with the larger second monument. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



The monument built with funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was dedicated on September 11, 1889. The Battlefield Military Museum is the brick building in the left background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2009.



George’s Book, Silent Sentinels: A Reference Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg, was published in 2005 by Savas Beatie LLC, 521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3400, New York, New York, 10175. The telephone number is (610)-853-9131. The book is 259 pages with 235 pages of text, photographs, and illustrations. It is currently retailing on Amazon.com for $29.95. If it is not retailing from Amazon (or for that price), you may order it directly from the publisher, Savas Beatie. The cover of this book was scanned at approximately 8:30 PM on Friday, November 21, 2008.

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