Battery B, 4th United States Field Artillery"General Gibbon, our commander, had just ordered Lieutenant Stewart to take his section about one hundred yards to the right of the Hagerstown Pike, in front of two straw stacks, when he beckoned me to follow. No sooner had we unlimbered, when a column of Confederate infantry, emerging from the so-called west woods, poured a volley into us, which brought fourteen or seventeen of my brave comrades to the ground. The two straw stacks offered some kind of shelter for our wounded, and it was a sickening sight to see those poor maimed, and crippled fellows, crowding on top of one another, while several, stepping but a few feet away, were hit again or killed.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 9:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316207 N 4452654|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20416667, -77.15951667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.25', W 77° 9.571'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 15" N, 77° 9' 34.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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