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Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery

 
 
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery Marker
Inscription.
Battery B
First Pennsylvania Artillery
P.R.V.C.
Commanded by Capt. James H. Cooper
4-3 inch rifled guns

July 1, 1863 the Battery arrived here about noon and engaged Confederate artillery on Herr's Ridge. About 1:30 p.m. moved to the rear. Changed front, engaged Carter's Artillery and shelled Rhode's Infantry on Oak Hill. About 3 p.m. moved to the woods in front of Theological Seminary and resisted the final attack of Scales, Perrin's and other Brigades.
Casualties - 3 Killed, 9 Wounded

 
Erected 1944.
 
Location. 39° 49.941′ N, 77° 15.06′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the First Day Battlefield, south of McPherson Woods, 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 A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 142d Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Abner Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade
Cooper's Battery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Cooper's Battery Marker
As one of the newer monuments at Gettysburg, this artillery position was never represented by any guns by the battlefield board.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 80th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Third Division (about 600 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. Cooper's Battery at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Service history of Cooper's Battery B is detailed in a section. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from Seminary Ridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. View from Seminary Ridge
From a position in the Seminary Buildings (near the tennis courts) looking west at McPherson Ridge. The gunners of Cooper's Battery had a similar view from their position in the later stages of the fighting on July 1, before the I Corps line fell back to Cemetery Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 57 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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