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

Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet is the Greek cross symbol of Sixth Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery D Second U.S. Artillery

Four Light 12 Pounders
Lieut. Edward B. Williston commanding

July 2 Arrived with the Corps and took position and remained on Taneytown Road.

Not engaged.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.925′ N, 77° 13.77′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. 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. Sarah Patterson Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Swisher Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st New Jersey Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Sixth Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fifth Army Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); 5th Corps Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Williston's Battery in Reserve Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Williston's Battery in Reserve
Williston's Battery remained on Taneytown Road after arriving late on July 2nd. The battery participated in Sixth Corps 30 mile march to arrive at the battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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