Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Army of the Potomac —
Capt George E. Randolph
Capt. A. Judson Clark
2nd New Jersey Battery, Six 10 pounder Parrotts
Capt. A. Judson Clark, Lieut Robert Sims
1st New York Battery D, Six 12 pounders
Capt. George B. Winslow
4th New York Battery, Six 10 pounder Parrotts
Capt. James E. Smith
1st Rhode Island Battery E, Six 12 pounders
Lieut. John K. Bucklyn, Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
4th U.S. Battery K, Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley, Lieut. Robert James
July 2 On the advance of the Corps between 2 and 3 p.m. the 4th New York Battery was placed near Devil's Den. Battery D 1st New York in the Wheatfield. 9th and 5th Mass. (E 10th New York attached) Batteries from Artillery Reserve on Wheatfield Road. 2d New Jersey Battery near Peach Orchard. Battery G 1st New York from Artillery Reserve in the Peach Orchard.
Along Emmitsburg Road were Batteries E 1st Rhode Island, K 4th U.S. and F & K 3d U.S. from the Artillery Reserve.
The Artillery at Peach Orchard was re-inforced by Battery I 5th U.S., 15th New York Battery, and Penna. C & F from Artillery Reserve.
July 3 Not engaged except Battery K 4th U.S. early in the morning.
Casualties killed 8 men. Wounded 3 officers 78 men. Captured or missing 17 men. Total 106.
Location. 39° 48.167′ N, 77° 14.81′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Sickles Avenue and United States Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sickles Avenue. Click for map. Located in Excelsior Field, near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 73rd New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); 7th New Jersey Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Clark's Battery (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Capt. George E. Randolph. Capt. Randolph provided a rather detailed report:
I have chosen (Submitted on October 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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