Ninth Massachusetts Battery

Ninth Massachusetts Battery (HM8HJ)

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

N 39° 48.004', W 77° 14.737'

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(Front):
Ninth Mass.
Battery
Captain Bigelow
July 2, 1863.
Killed - Wounded
2 Officers 1
3 Non-Comm Officers 6
5 Enlisted Men 13
10 Total 20
80 Horses

(Back):
9th Massachusetts Battery
Capt. John Bigelow
1st Position left gun Wheatfield Road
4.30 to 6 p.m. July 2, 1863

Shelled Confederate batteries on Emmitsburg Road also the enemy around Rose Farm Buildings. Enfiladed with canister Kershaw's Brigade C.S.A. moving across field in front from Emmitsburg Road to woods on left where battle was raging in front of Round Tops

6 p.m. alone in field Graham's Brigade 3d. Corps forced from Peach Orchard had retired by detachments

By "Prolonge Firing" retired before Kershaw's Skirmishers and Barksdale's Brigade C.S.A. 400 yards.

2d position angel of stone wall near Trstle's House where the battery was halted by Lieut.-Colonel McGilvery and ordered to hold enemy in check until line of artillery could be formed 560 yards in rear was without support and hemmed in by stone wall enemy closed in on flanks men and horses were shot down when finally overcome at 6.30 p.m. Lieut.- Colonel McGilvery had batteries unsupported in position near the Weikert House covering opening in lines between Round Tops and left of 2d Corps 3/4 mile occasioned by withdrawal of Graham's Brigade

7.15 p.m. Willard's Brigade 2d. Corps and later Lockwood's Brigade 12th. Corps came to support of artillery

8 p.m. the enemy finally repulsed
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HM NumberHM8HJ
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Year Placed1885
Placed ByState of Massachusetts
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307747 N 4407979
Decimal Degrees39.80006667, -77.24561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.004', W 77° 14.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 0.24" N, 77° 14' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Wheatfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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