Fifth New York Light Artillery

Fifth New York Light Artillery (HM6DE)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.218', W 77° 13.729'

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Artillery Reserve - Second Volunter Brigade

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
Second Volunteer Brigade
Fifth New York Light Artillery

Six 20 pounder Parrotts
Captain Elijah D. Taft Commanding

July 2 Arrived and halted in park about 10.30 a.m. Moved to the Cemetery at 3.30 p.m. and engaged from 4 p.m. until dark. Four guns South of and facing Baltimore Pike firing on a Confederate battery on Benner's Hill. Two guns firing westwardly.

July 3 Engaged at intervals in same position until 4 p.m. One gun on Baltimore Pike having burst the other three relieved the section firing westwardly. Remained in this position until the close of the battle.

Casualties killed 1 man, wounded 2 men.

Ammunition expended 1114 rounds.
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HM NumberHM6DE
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Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309242 N 4410189
Decimal Degrees39.82030000, -77.22881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.218', W 77° 13.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 13.08" N, 77° 13' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 945 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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