Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (HMBBZ)

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

N 39° 48.336', W 77° 14.811'

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Artillery Brigade, Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery K Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley Commanding

July 1 Arrived at night and encamped in a field south of the town between the Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads.

July 2 Went into position at 4 p.m. on the right of Smith's log House on Emmitsburg Road with Brig. General A.A. Humphreys's Division Third Corps and soon took position on the left of the log house and at the left of an apple orchard and opened fire on the Confederate Infantry as it began to advance.
Hotly engaged with the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in front and on the left until about 7 p.m. when forced to retire and took position on the line from the Evergreen Cemetery to Little Round Top. Lieut. Seeley having been wounded the command devolved on Lieut. Robert James.

July 3 Remained in the position of the previous night.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 1 officer and 18 men. Missing 4 men.
Lost and disabled 28 horses.
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HM NumberHMBBZ
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307657 N 4408596
Decimal Degrees39.80560000, -77.24685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.336', W 77° 14.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 20.16" N, 77° 14' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1002-1004 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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