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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery
First Brigade Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

Army of the Potomac
 
Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Note the emblem of the U.S. Army in a disk above the tablet, and the crossed sabers of the cavalry corps at the top of the tablet.
 
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Battery E Fourth U.S. Artillery

Four 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Samuel S. Elder commanding

July 3 Arrived on the field and took position on a hill southwest of Round Top and engaged under Brig. General E. J. Fansworth in the afternoon against the Confederate right.

Casualties killed 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.009′ N, 77° 14.789′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on Bushman Hill, in the south section of Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. Located along a walking trail around Bushman Hill. 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. 5th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (about 800 feet away); The Wounded and the Dead (about 800 feet away); First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Regiment Vermont Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Note Big Round Top seen through the trees. At the time of the battle the view was a bit better, with no trees on the crest. When first placed, the monument was flanked by artillery pieces. As this is a seldom visited spot on the field, the guns were moved to more visible locations.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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