Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (HM8NJ)

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

N 39° 48.783', W 77° 13.425'

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Artillery Brigade - Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery F Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Sylvanus T. Rugg commanding

July 1 Approached Gettysburg on the Baltimore Pike to Two Taverns and took position to counteract any movements of the Confederates towards Hanover. At noon moved to the Hanover Road and marched to within one and one half miles of Gettysburg.

July 2 Took position so as to command a gap between the First and Second Corps.

July 3 At 1 p.m. posted opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps and at 4.30 opened fire on the Confederates who had taken possession of a portion of the line of the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Continued firing until after 10 a.m. when the Confederates were driven from the line. In the afternoon the battery was exposed to a severe shelling which passed over Cemetery Hill.

Casualties Wounded 1 man.
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HM NumberHM8NJ
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309656 N 4409373
Decimal Degrees39.81305000, -77.22375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.783', W 77° 13.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.98" N, 77° 13' 25.50" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 275 Hunt Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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