Civil War Institute
The corner of Lincoln and Carlisle Streets is home to a frequently overlooked historical monument on the Gettysburg battlefield. Located on the campus of Gettysburg College, many students walk past this monument dedicated to Battery K of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery every day and are unaware of the significance of its placement and the story behind the words etched into the majestic Light Quincy granite stone. Battery K’s story, though only lasting a mere thirty minutes during the battle, surely should not go unnoticed. [excerpt]
This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.
Kirk, Brianna E., "Heckman’s Hidden Heroes: Battery K, First Ohio Light Artillery, 11th Corps" (2014). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 24.