“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Artillery Reserve

Army of the Potomac

Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac Tablet
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve

Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler
Captain James M. Robertson
Headquarter Guard
Thirty Second Massachusetts Infantry Co. C. Captain Josiah C. Fuller

First Regular Brigade Captain Dunbar R. Ransom
Four Batteries

First Volunteer Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Freeman McGilvery
Four Batteries

Second Volunteer Brigade Captain Elijah D. Taft
Four Batteries

Third Volunteer Brigade Captain James F. Huntington
Four Batteries

Fourth Volunteer Brigade Captain Robert H. Fitzhugh
Five Batteries

Train Guard
Fourth New Jersey (Seven Companies) Major Charles Ewing

Casualties: Killed 2 officers, 41 men; Wounded 15 officers, 172 men;
Captured or missing 12 men; Total 242.

Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.46′ N, 77° 13.833′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. Click for map. Located near the service building for Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Artillery Reserve Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Artillery Reserve Tablet
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sixth Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); William Patterson Farm (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .  Big Guns at Gettysburg. National Park Service examination of the role of artillery in the battle. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler image, Click for more information
3. Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler
A career officer, Tyler was involved with an unsuccessful relief attempt for Fort Sumter at the onset of war. As the Army of the Potomac was formed, he assumed command of the artillery siege train, then later the artillery reserve. By 1864, Tyler was given command of several "heavy artillery" units pulled from the Washington defenses employed as infantry.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Call Number: LC-B813- 1383 A)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 869 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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