Artillery Brigade

Artillery Brigade (HMB30)

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

N 39° 49.269', W 77° 13.74'

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First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Artillery Brigade

Col. Charles S. Wainwright

Maine 2d Battery B Six 3 inch Rifles
Capt. James A. Hall

Maine 5th Battery E Six 12 pounders
Captain Greenleaf T. Stevens, Lieut. Edward K. Whittier

1st New York Battery L Four 3 inch Rifles
Capt. Gilbert H. Reynolds, Lieut. George Breck

1st Penna. Battery B Four 3 inch Rifles
Capt. James H. Cooper

4th U.S. Battery B Four 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart

July 1 Arrived between 10 and 11 a.m. Battery B 2d Maine in advanced relieved Battery A 2d U.S. on Chambersburg Pike and became hotly engaged with Artillery in front and Infantry on right but was compelled to retire from the ridge. About 2 p.m. the Confederates having opened with Artillery from Oak Hill on right the Batteries in advance were compelled to withdraw and take position on ridge in rear and both sides of Reynold's Woods but again being flanked and enfiladed by Confederate Infantry and Artillery the Union forces were withdrawn to Seminary Ridge and at 4 p.m. retired through the town to Cemetery Hill. On reaching Cemetery Hill the Artillery was immediately put into position for defence.

July 2 Not engaged until 4 p.m. when the Confederates opened on the position with four 20 pounders and six 10 pounder Parrotts but were compelled to withdraw. Battery B 1st Penna. relieved by Batteries F and G 1st Penna. At dusk the position on East Cemetery Hill was attacked by Brig. Gen. Hays's and Brig. Gen. Hoke's Brigades. They fought through Battery I 1st New York into Batteries F and G 1st Penna. spiking one gun. The cannoniers stood to their guns and with hand-spikes rammers and stones and the aid of Infantry that was hurried to the defence the attack was repulsed between 9 and 10 p.m.

July 3 No serious engagement.

Casualties. Killed 9 men. Wounded 6 officers 80 men. Captured or missing 11 men. Total 106.
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HM NumberHMB30
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309229 N 4410283
Decimal Degrees39.82115000, -77.22900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.269', W 77° 13.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 16.14" N, 77° 13' 44.40" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 782-798 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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