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

Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery

First Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Artillery Reserve
Massachusetts Light Artillery
5th Battery E

Six 3 inch Rifles
Captain Charles A. Phillips Commanding

July 2 Withdrew at 5 p.m. from the field near the Peach Orchard and went into Battery here.

July 3 About 1.30 p.m. by order of Brig. General H.J. Hunt fired on the Confederate Batteries but did little damage. Opened an enfilading fire soon after on Longstreet's advancing line of Infantry and assisted in repulsing the assault. A charge was made within the range of the Battery immediately afterwards by the Florida Brigade and at about the same time a Confederate Battery opened on the left front which at once received the concentrated fire of the Batteries of the Brigade driving the cannoneers from their guns which they abandoned.

July 4 Remained in this position until afternoon.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 1 officer and 13 men. Total 16.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.342′ N, 77° 14.091′ 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
Phillips Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Phillips Battery Tablet
Two cannons represent the battery at this location. On the right is a reproduction 3-inch rifle produced by the Battlefield Commission. On the left is an original 3-inch Rifle. It is registry number 612 produced in 1863. The tablet was recently removed for maintenance and returned.
of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (about 300 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. 5th Massachusetts Battery E 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. History of the 5th Massachusetts, Battery E. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Field of Fire for Phillip's Gunners image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Field of Fire for Phillip's Gunners
Looking down the barrel of the authentic 3-inch Rifle at this position. The Battery engaged targets on and just beyond the high ground on horizon line seen on this misty day.
Captain Charles A. Phillips image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 5, 2012
4. Captain Charles A. Phillips
The 5th Mass. Artillery (Battery E) or Phillip's United States Battery was commanded by Captain Charles A. Phillips (1841-1876).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 89 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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