Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery
— Army of the Potomac —
Battery K Fifth U.S. Artillery
Four 12 pounders
Lieut. David H. Kinzie commanding
July 1 Marched to within a mile and half of Gettysburg.
July 2 At daylight took position to Command a gap between the First and Twelfth Corps. At 5 p.m. one section was placed on the summit of Culp's Hill and assisted in silencing Confederate Batteries on Benner's Hill. At 6 p.m. rejoined the Battery at the foot of Powers's Hill.
July 3 At 1 a.m. posted with Battery F 4th U.S. Artillery on the south side of Baltimore Pike opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps. At 4.30 a.m. opened fire on the Confederates in possession of the line vacated by the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Firing continued at intervals until after 10 a.m. when the Confederates were driven out. Remained in the same position exposed to the severe shelling which came over Cemetery Hill in the afternoon.
Casualties wounded 5 men.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.776′ N, 77° 13.421′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located north of the new Visitor Center for Gettysburg National Battlefield 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. Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Spangler Farm (about 600 feet away); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (about 700 feet away); The Gettysburg Address (about 800 feet away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (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. Kinzie's Battery Tablets at Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.