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

Artillery Brigade

Fifth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Artillery Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Artillery Brigade Tablet
The Maltese Cross of the Fifth Corps is at the top of the tablet.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Artillery Brigade

Capt. Augustus P. Martin

Mass. 3D Battery C Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Aaron F Walcott

1st New York Battery C Four 3 Inch Rifles
Capt. Almont Barnes

1st Ohio Battery L Six 12 Pounders
Capt. Frank C. Gibbs

5th U. S. Battery D Six 10 Pounders
Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett, Lieut. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse

5th U. S. Battery I Four 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Malbone F. Watson, Lieut. Charles C. MacConnell
July 2 Arrived on the field on the left between 5 and 6 P. M. Battery D 5th U. S., Battery C 3D Mass., and Battery I 5th U. S. in rear of First Division and Battery L 1 st Ohio and Battery C 1st New York in rear of Second Division. Battery D 5th U. S. was placed on the summit of Little Round Top and Battery C 3D Mass. and Battery I 5th U. S. were engaged further to the right in rear of Third Corps until dark. Battery L 1 st Ohio was placed on the north slope and at the base of Little Round Top.

July 3 Battery D 5th U. S. remained on Little Round Top. Battery I 5th U. S. being unserviceable was sent from the field. The position of Battery L 1st Ohio remained nearly the same. At 3 A. M. Battery C 1st New York and Battery C 3D Mass. moved to the extreme left and not engaged.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 7 Men. Wounded
Shifting Base Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Shifting Base
When first placed, the tablet faced the park road running to the east of the current road bed. The Park Service shifted the road lines after the 1930s. As such the tablet has been rotated almost around in order to face the current road. The base of the old mounting is apparent under the current pedestal.
1 Officer 32 Men. Captured or Missing 2 Men. Total 43.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.634′ N, 77° 14.092′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sykes Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located just north of Little Round Top 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. 121st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5th Maine Infantry (about 500 feet away); 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reports of Capt. Augustus P. Martin.
Artillery Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Artillery Brigade Tablet
As seen from Sykes Avenue.
Captain Martin offered this report discussing the actions of the Brigade. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 71 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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