Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery

Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (HM9WW)

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

N 39° 49.919', W 77° 15.068'

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Second Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Second Brigade Horse Artillery
Battery A Second U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch rifles
Lieut. John H. Calef commanding

June 30 Arrived in the evening from Emmitsburg and took position on the Chambersburg Pike.

July 1 Advanced with the First Division Cavalry Corps the right and left sections on the Chambersburg Pike. The centre section under Sergt. Chas. Pergel posted here with the First Brigade First Division Cavalry Corps and assisted in repulsing an attack of the Confederate infantry.
This section having been withdrawn joined the Battery in the rear and again advanced with left section and relieved Batter B First Maine Artillery on Chambersburg Pike in the afternoon but was soon compelled by a front and enfilading fire to retire. Rejoined the Battery in position with the Cavalry on the left in front of Cemetery Ridge and remained during the night.
Casualties wounded 12 men
13 horses killed
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HM NumberHM9WW
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307364 N 4411533
Decimal Degrees39.83198333, -77.25113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.919', W 77° 15.068'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 55.14" N, 77° 15' 4.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72-198 Reynolds Ave S, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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