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Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

Volunteer Artillery Brigade - First Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Volunteer Artillery Brigade
First Penna. Light Artillery
Battery B

Four 3 inch Rifles
Captain James H. Cooper commanding

July 3 Moved to this position from East Cemetery Hill at 3 p.m. during a heavy cannonade and opened fire upon a Confederate Battery in front.
In half an hour a line of Confederate Infantry approached over the crest of the hill about 1000 yards distant.
The Battery in connection with the Batteries in line fired case shot until the Confederates reached canister range a few charges of which compelled their retreat.
Casualties. Killed 3 men. Wounded 1 officer and 8 men. Total 12.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.368′ N, 77° 14.094′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position
Cooper's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Cooper's Battery
The battery is represented by a 3-inch Ordnance Rifle. This particular piece is registry number 39 and was produced in 1861, as one of the first batches of Ordnance rifles from Phoenix Iron Works.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacrifice of the 1st Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 1, 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 March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Battery Field of Fire
This photo was taken during the time the tablet was undergoing maintenance, thus only the "post" is seen to the left of the cannon. Looking past the battery, the ground slopes down to Plum Run. In the misty distance is the high ground beyond where the Emmitsburg crosses. This is the "hill 1000 yards distant" mentioned on the tablet.
3-inch Ordnance Rifle No. 39 Muzzle Stamp image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
4. 3-inch Ordnance Rifle No. 39 Muzzle Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,534 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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