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

Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Eleventh Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is a disk showing the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet is the crescent moon symbol of Eleventh Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft Commanding

July 1 Arrived at Gettysburg about 11 a.m. Advanced and took position two sections on Barlow's Knoll the left section detached near Almshouse. Engaged Confederate Infantry and Artillery on right and left. Lieut. Wilkeson fell early mortally wounded and the command devolved on Lieut. Bancroft.
The sections were compelled to change positions several times. Retired about 4 p.m. one section relieving a section of Battery I 1st Ohio on Baltimore Street in covering the retreat.
About 5 p.m. took position on Cemetery Hill.

July 2 Moved to rear of Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike. In action at the Cemetery from 4.30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

July 3 About 2 p.m. two section were engaged in the Cemetery until the repulse of the Confederates.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 1 man. Wounded 11 men. Missing 4 men.

Ammunition expended 1400 rounds. 31 horses killed.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.198′ N, 77° 13.841′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County.
Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
2. Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Monument
Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the Soldiers Memorial in the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery. 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. The Gettysburg Address (here, next to this marker); Mary Virginia Wade (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York State Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fifth New York Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 400 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. Wilkeson's Battery at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Fourth Regiment of Artillery by 1st Lieut. Alexander B. Dyer, 4th Artillery. In obedience to the resolution of the House of Representatives, May 11, 1820, Mr. Calhoun, then Secretary of War, submitted to the House
Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
3. Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Monument
on the 12th of the following December a plan for the reorganization and reduction of the Army. Since the reorganization of the artillery, in 1814, this arm of the Service had consisted of a regiment of light artillery and the corps of artillery. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. The 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was constituted 1 June 1821 in the Regular Army as the 4th Regiment of Artillery and organized from new and existing units with Headquarters at Pensacola, Florida. As a result of the division of the Artillery Corps into the Coast and Field Artillery Corps, the Regiment was broken up 13 February 1901, and its elements reorganized and redesignated as separate numbered companies and batteries of the Artillery Corps. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Eugene A. Bancroft Biography. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
The tablet is flanked by two 12-Napoleons. The Napoleons, registry numbers 80 and 82, are actually rifled experimental types, rather than standard service types.
Battery G Field of Fire, July 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Battery G Field of Fire, July 3
On July 3 the battery occupied a position looking from the Cemetery to the north into Gettysburg. Today the ground directly in front of the battery position is the National Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 709 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   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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