Artillery Brigade

Artillery Brigade (HM8NN)

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

N 39° 48.801', W 77° 13.366'

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Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Artillery Brigade

Lieut. Edward D. Muhlenberg

1st New York Battery M, four 10 pounders, Lieut. Charles E. Winegar
Penna. Battery E, six 10 pounders, Lieut Charles A. Atwell
4th U.S. Battery F, six 10 pounders, Lieut. Sylvanus T. Rugg
5th U.S. Battery K, four 10 pounders, Lieut. David H. Kinzie

July 1 About noon two Batteries moved from Two Taverns with First Division toward the Hanover Road to within a mile and a half of Gettysburg. The other two batteries moved with Second Division and encamped for the night the same distance from town.

July 2 In the afternoon three guns of Battery E Penna. and two of Battery K 5th U.S. were placed on the summit of Culp's Hill and were engaged at once with the Confederate Artillery. At night Battery E Penna. and Battery M 1st New York were placed on Powers's and McAllister's Hills. Battery F 4th U.S. and Battery K 5th U.S. at the base of Powers's Hill.

July 3 Battery F 4th U.S. and Battery K 5th U.S. in the rear of centre of the Corps. Battery E Penna. and Battery A Maryland, six 3 inch rifles from the Reserve Artillery, on Powers's Hill all commanding the valley of Rock Creek. At daylight the Artillery (26) guns opened on the position occupied by Major Gen. Johnson's Division and fired for about 15 minutes then ceased to allow the infantry to advance. Began firing again at 5.30 and continued at intervals until 10.30 a.m. when the Confederates were forced from their position along the entire line.

Casualties 9 Men wounded 3 mortally.
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HM NumberHM8NN
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309741 N 4409404
Decimal Degrees39.81335000, -77.22276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.801', W 77° 13.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 48.06" N, 77° 13' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5087 Hunt Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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