Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (HMASW)

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

N 39° 48.368', W 77° 14.094'

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Volunteer Artillery Brigade - First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Volunteer Artillery Brigade
First Penna. Light Artillery
Battery B

Four 3 inch Rifles
Captain James H. Cooper commanding

July 3 Moved to this position from East Cemetery Hill at 3 p.m. during a heavy cannonade and opened fire upon a Confederate Battery in front.
In half an hour a line of Confederate Infantry approached over the crest of the hill about 1000 yards distant.
The Battery in connection with the Batteries in line fired case shot until the Confederates reached canister range a few charges of which compelled their retreat.
Casualties. Killed 3 men. Wounded 1 officer and 8 men. Total 12.
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HM NumberHMASW
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308682 N 4408629
Decimal Degrees39.80613333, -77.23490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.368', W 77° 14.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 22.08" N, 77° 14' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4098 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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