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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Artillery Brigade

Eleventh Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Artillery Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Artillery Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Artillery Brigade

Major Thomas W. Osborn
1st New York Battery I Six 3 inch rifles
Capt. Michael Wiedrich
New York 13th Battery Four 3 inch rifles
Lieut. William Wheeler
1st Ohio Battery I Six 12 pounders
Capt. Hubert Dilger
1st Ohio Battery K Four 12 Pounders
Capt. Lewis Heckman
4th U.S. Battery G. Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson, Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft

July 1 Arrived with the Corps. All the Batteries engaged except Battery I, 1st New York on East Cemetery Hill. The Artillery retired and took position on Cemetery Hill west of the Baltimore Pike except Battery K 1st Ohio sent to the rear disabled and Battery I 1st New York on East Cemetery Hill.

July 2 The Brigade was re-inforced in the morning by five Batteries from the Reserve Artillery.

July 3 At 1 p.m. the Confederate artillery opened a terrific front and enfilading fire from the right followed by an infantry charge and on which the artillery of the command was concentrated with great effect. The Brigade lost one gun captured one disabled and two dismounted.

Casualties - Killed 1 officer 8 men - Wounded 3 officer 50 men - Captured or missing 9 men - Total 69 - 96 horses killed.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National
Artillery Brigade Tablet along Howard Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Artillery Brigade Tablet along Howard Avenue
Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.538′ N, 77° 14.013′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.2 miles west of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 82nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Doles's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Third Division (about 500 feet away); Eleventh Corps (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Major Thomas Osborn's Report. Osborn's report of the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Major Thomas W. Osborn image. Click for full size.
3. Major Thomas W. Osborn
A New York Lawyer, at the start of the war, Osborn raised Battery D, 1st New York Light Artillery. After distinguished action at Chancellorsville, Osborn was given command of the XI Corps Artillery Brigade. Later in the war he accompanied General Howard on the "March to the Sea" leaving a detailed account of the campaign. After the war, Osborn moved to Florida for some time, and was selected as a U.S. Senator representing the state in 1868.

[Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection, Call Number: LC-BH83- 475]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 18 times this year. 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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