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

Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery

First Brigade Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Note the emblem of the U.S. Army in a disk above the tablet, and the crossed sabers of the cavalry corps at the top of the tablet.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Battery E Fourth U.S. Artillery

Four 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Samuel S. Elder commanding

July 3 Arrived on the field and took position on a hill southwest of Round Top and engaged under Brig. General E. J. Fansworth in the afternoon against the Confederate right.

Casualties killed 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.009′ N, 77° 14.789′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located on Bushman Hill, in the south section of Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. Located along a walking trail around Bushman Hill. 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. 5th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (about
Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Note Big Round Top seen through the trees. At the time of the battle the view was a bit better, with no trees on the crest. When first placed, the monument was flanked by artillery pieces. As this is a seldom visited spot on the field, the guns were moved to more visible locations.
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (about 800 feet away); The Wounded and the Dead (about 800 feet away); First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Regiment Vermont Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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