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

Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Second Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
A disk above the tablet shows the crest of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet is the trefoil symbol of the Second Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery A Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo H. Cushing and Sergt. Frederick Fuger
commanding

July 2 Arrived and took position with the brigade of Brig. General A.S. Webb Second Division Second Corps and took part in the Artillery engagements during the day.

July 3 Engaged in the repulse of Longstreet's assault and lost all its officers killed or wounded and all the guns but one and all its horses but three were disabled. Lieut. Cushing was killed while firing the last shot from the only effective gun. After the repulse of Longstreet's assault the Battery was withdrawn.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 5 men. Wounded 1 officer and 31 men.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.79′ N, 77° 14.149′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge 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. Lt. Alonzo Cushing (here,
Cushing's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Cushing's Battery Position
Four 3-inch Ordnance Rifles represent Cushing's Battery. The four guns are, from left to right, registry numbers 583, 512, 674, and 176.
next to this marker); Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery. Sgt. Fuger, who assumed command of the battery after the repulse, went on to lead a full military career lasting over 40 years. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg, Fuger rose to the rank of Major before retiring. After his retirement he was granted a promotion to Lt. Col., along with the thanks of Congress.
 
Also see . . .  Faithful unto Death. Detailed
View of the Angle from the Guns image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. View of the Angle from the Guns
discussion of Cushing's actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gunner's View of the Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Gunner's View of the Wall
Looking over one of the guns at the stone wall.
Battery Caissons image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Battery Caissons
Reproduction caissons representing those which supported Cushing's Battery stand on the east side of Hancock Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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