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Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery

First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Batteries F& K Third U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. John C. Turnbull Commanding

July 1 Took position on crest of hill near General Meade's Headquarters.

July 2 Moved to a position on the right of log house on the Emmitsburg Road on the line held by Brig.-General A.A. Humphreys's Second Division Third Corps and became immediately engaged but was compelled to retire with the loss of 45 horses killed and 4 guns captured which were soon afterwards recaptured.

July 3 Went into position on the crest of the hill at the left of the Evergreen Cemetery and near Army Headquarters and there remained until the close of the battle.

Casualties killed 1 officer and 8 men. Wounded 14 men. Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.855′ N, 77° 14.078′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the old Cyclorama Building on Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Batteries F & K Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Batteries F & K Position
Two 12-pounder Napoleons flank the battery tablet.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); John Page Nicholson (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Turnbull's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Position
The battery had been reduced to a single two gun section during the fighting on July 2, not so much due to personnel losses, but lack of horses. On the morning of July 3, the remaining guns were grouped with those survivors of the 9th Massachusetts Light Battery (Bigelow's) and sent to the north end of Cemetery Ridge under the command of Lt. Richard S. Milton. In what was considered a quiet sector, the battery's survivors faced the brunt of a great artillery bombardment around mid-day.
12-pounder Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. 12-pounder Napoleon
One of two guns representing the battery position on Cemetery Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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