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

Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery

First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is a disk showing the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet are crossed cannon, the symbol of the artillery branch.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Battery H First U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Chandler P. Eaken commanding

July 2 In position on Cemetery Hill facing the Emmitsburg Road. Engaged Juy 2d and 3d. Lieut Eakin was severely wounded after his guns went into battery and the commmand devolved on Lieut. Phillip D. Mason.

Casualties. Killed 1 man. Wounded 1 officer and 7 men. Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.162′ N, 77° 13.874′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, near the Soldiers Memorial. 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. Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery
Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Position
The battery is represented at this point by two 12-pounder Napoleon cannon. On the right is a Napoleon produced by Revere Copper in 1862, with registry number 72. On the left is a similar piece produced by Cyrus Alger and Company in 1863, bearing registry number 135.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Virginia Wade (about 300 feet away); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Field of View from Eaken's Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Field of View from Eaken's Battery
Looking from the National Cemetery over Gettysburg, toward Oak Hill. The Peace Memorial stands out in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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