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

Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery

First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is a disk with the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet are the crossed cannon symbol of the artillery.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Batteries F & K Third U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. John C. Turnbull Commanding

July 1 Took position on crest of hill near General Meade's Headquarters.

July 2 Moved to a position at the right of a log house on the Emmitsburg Road with Brig. General A.A. Humphreys's Division Third Corps. Engaged here but was compelled to retire with the loss of 45 horses killed and 4 guns which were afterwards recaptured.

July 3 Went into position near the Taneytown Road on the left of Cemetery Hill.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 8 men. Wounded 14 men. Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.455′ N, 77° 14.678′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Click for map. Located near the Klingle House 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet
Three 12 pounder Napoleons represent the battery at this location.
of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (about 300 feet away); 3rd Brigade (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. Turnbull's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Another View of the Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Another View of the Battery
Looking across Emmitsburg Road at the tablet and guns. On the afternoon of July 2, Turnbull's Battery was called forward to support the right wing of Humphreys' Division. The battery engaged first in counter-battery fire against Confederate guns on Seminary Ridge. With the advance of Wilcox's Brigade, Turnbull's gunners switched to canister at close range. Finally attempting to retire by prolonge, the battery withdrew toward Plum Run.
Retirement of Turnbull's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Retirement of Turnbull's Battery
Looking east from the battery position toward the Pennsylvania Memorial on Cemetery Ridge. The battery withdrew by prolonge toward Plum Run, roughly half way between the camera and the Memorial. There it attempted a stand in order to gain time to properly withdraw. But Posey's (Lang's) Florida Brigade overran the position. Only two of the six Napoleons were withdrawn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 85 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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