Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery

Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery (HM7KS)

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

N 39° 47.519', W 77° 14.198'

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Artillery Brigade - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery

Six Rifled 10 pounders
Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett commanding

July 2 Marched to the left of the Union Line about 4.30 p.m. and in rear of Brig. General J. Barnes's First Division Fight Corps. Immediately upon taking position here at 5.45 opened fire upon the Confederates who were engaging the Division.

The Battery kept up a continuous fire until after dark. Lieut. Hazlett was mortally wounded and the command devolved upon Lieut. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse.

July 3 Remained in position and in the afternoon did effective service on the lines of infantry engaged in Longstreet's assault.

Casualties killed 1 officer and 6 men. Wounded 6 men.
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HM NumberHM7KS
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:15pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308494 N 4407062
Decimal Degrees39.79198333, -77.23663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.519', W 77° 14.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 31.14" N, 77° 14' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1820 Sykes Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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