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

Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery

First Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Batteries B & L Second U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Edward Heaton Commanding

July 2 Arrived at 5.30 A.M. In reserve during the day and at night withdrew two miles on the Baltimore Pike.

July 3 Advanced to former position in the morning and ordered to the Reserve Artillery and for a time exposed to a severe fire. In the evening was withdrawn to the position of the previous night.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.287′ N, 77° 13.336′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Granite Schoolhouse Road, on the right when traveling east. Located near Powers Hill 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. 77th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (approx.
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
The tablet for consolidated batteries B and L, 2nd U.S. Artillery stands in a stone wall enclosure.
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0.2 miles away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Hospital Under Fire (approx. ¼ mile away); 4th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); The Trademark of Craftsmen (approx. ¼ mile away); A Farm Transformed by War (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Heaton's Battery at Gettysburg
 
Heaton's Battery in Reserve image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Heaton's Battery in Reserve
The battery was pulled off the main battle area and held in reserve near the tablet location during the night of July 2. Later on July 3, the battery was positioned near here again.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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