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Cumberland Township near 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.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson 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 the 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 sections 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.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1777.
 
Location. 39° 50.731′ N, 77° 13.569′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on Howard Avenue, ¼ mile north of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 17th Connecticut Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 153d Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); A Father's Loss (a few steps from this marker); Francis Channing Barlow (within shouting distance of this marker); Driven Back (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map 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
 
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
The tablet is flanked by four 12-pounder Model 1857 Napoleons.
The battery Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. The battery Line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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