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

Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery

First Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is the crest of the U.S. Army. The crossed sabers of the Cavalry Corps appear at the top of the tablet.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Batteries B & L Second U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Edward Heaton Commanding

July 2 Arrived near the battlefield at 5.30 a.m. and reported to Major General Alfred Pleasanton who ordered the Battery to be held in reserve until near dark when it was moved back two miles on the Baltimore Pike for the night.

July 3 Moved to the front and was ordered to the position occupied the day before but being subject to the severe Artillery fire the Battery was ordered to retire out of range and there remained until the close of the battle.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.47′ N, 77° 13.854′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Highway 134), on the right when traveling west on Pleasonton Avenue. Click for map. Located near the service building for 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. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Sixth Ohio Cavalry
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 29, 2012
2. Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Reserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 500 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. Heaton's Battery at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. NRHP Nomination Form. The Batteries B & L, 2nd U.S. Artillery - US Regulars, as it is officially designated by the National Park Service, is a contributing structure to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District. This is the official nomination form link for this monument. The
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery
Two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles flanking the tablet represent the battery. The exact position occupied by the battery is not indicated.
monument is listed as contributing structure no. MN666-B (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
No. 616, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Left Side) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
4. No. 616, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Left Side)
Stamped Muzzle of No. 616, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Left Side) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
5. Stamped Muzzle of No. 616, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Left Side)
No. 824, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Right Side) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
6. No. 824, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Right Side)
Stamped Muzzle of No. 824, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Right Side) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
7. Stamped Muzzle of No. 824, 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, Phoenix Iron Company (Right Side)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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