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

Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Eleventh Corps


—Army of the Potomac —

Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson Commanding

July 1 Arrived at Gettysburg about 11 a.m. Advanced and took position two sections on Barlow's Knoll the left section detached near Almshouse. Engaged Confederate infantry and artillery on the right and left. Lieut. Wilkeson fell early mortally wounded and the command devolved on Lieut. Bancroft. The sections were compelled to change positions several times. Retired about 4 p.m. one section relieving a section of Battery I, 1st Ohio on Baltimore Street in covering the retreat. About 5 p.m. took position on Cemetery Hill.

July 2 Moved to rear of Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike in action at the Cemetery from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

July 3 About 2 p.m. two sections were engaged in the Cemetery until the repulse of the Confederates.

Casualties - Killed 1 officer and 1 man - Wounded 11 men - Missing 4 men.
Ammunition expended 1400 rounds
31 horses killed.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.731′ N, 77° 13.569′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
The tablet is flanked by four 12-pounder Model 1857 Napoleons.
is on Howard Avenue ¼ mile north of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. 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. 17th Connecticut Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 153d Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Union Collapse at Barlow Knoll (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Channing Barlow (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wilkeson's Battery at Gettysburg
Also see . . .  Lt Bayard Wilkeson. An account of the battery in action with an account of Lt Wilkeson's wounding and death. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
The battery Line Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. The battery Line
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,099 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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