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

Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - First Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
At the top of the tablet is a circle or "moon," the symbol of First corps. A disk above the tablet displays the seal of the U.S. Army.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery B Forth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart commanding

July 1 In position about 200 yards south of the Seminary until 3 p.m. when ordered to the support of Brig. General J.C. Robinson's Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge one half the Battery between the Chambersburg Pike and the railroad cut. The other half north of the cut in the corner of the woods was actively engaged. The Battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill where it went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite the Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town two guns on the Pike and two in the field two guns having been disabled.

July 2 & 3 Remained in this position.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 2 officers and 29 men. Missing 3 men.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.269′ N, 77° 13.753′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located opposite the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery, on East Cemetery Hill
Cemetery Hill Position of Stewart's Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Cemetery Hill Position of Stewart's Battery
Flanking the tablet are two of three 12-pounder Napoleons representing the battery at this location. The two guns seen here are registry numbers 283 and 306 from Henry N. Hooper, of Boston, Mass.
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. Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Stewart's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery B at Gettysburg. From a site detailing the history of the battery. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Battery Position
Earthworks in front of the guns were likely reconstructed early in the park's history. The gun closest to the road was produced by Revere Copper, also of Boston, and is registry number 242. Closest to the camera is the Hooper gun with registry number 283. On the other side of Baltimore Pike are the Napoleon guns of Battery I, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, which also covered the approaches from Gettysburg.
View from the Guns Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. View from the Guns
Looking down the barrel of the middle gun toward Gettysburg. At the time of the battle, much of the ground in front of the guns was open field. Infantry regiments formed along the stone wall in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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