Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Artillery Brigade - First Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Battery B Fourth U.S. Artillery
Six 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart commanding
July 1 In position about 200 yards south of the Lutheran Theological Seminary until 3 p.m. when ordered to support the Second Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge half of the Battery in command of Lieut. James Davidson between the Chambersburg Pike and Railroad cut. The other half north of the cut in corner of the woods was actively engaged. The Battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill and went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town two guns on the pike and two in the field two having been disabled.
Casualties killed 2 men, wounded 2 officers and 29 men, missing 3 men. Total 36.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.14′ N, 77° 14.752′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located beside the Gettysburg Quality Inn, adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Highway Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Virginia Artillery (about 400 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); This Breastwork (about 600 feet away); Ewell's Corps (about 700 feet away); Confederate Prisoners of War (about 700 feet away); Elsie Singmaster (about 700 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. Stewart's Battery at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battery B at Gettysburg. From a site detailing the history of the battery. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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