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Artillery Reserve

Army of the Potomac

 
 
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve

Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler
Captain James M. Robertson
Headquarter Guard
Thirty Second Massachusetts Infantry Co. C. Captain Josiah C. Fuller

First Regular Brigade Captain Dunbar R. Ransom
Four Batteries

First Volunteer Brigade Lieutenant Colonel Freeman McGilvery
Four Batteries

Second Volunteer Brigade Captain Elijah D. Taft
Four Batteries

Third Volunteer Brigade Captain James F. Huntington
Four Batteries

Fourth Volunteer Brigade Captain Robert H. Fitzhugh
Five Batteries

Train Guard
Fourth New Jersey (Seven Companies) Major Charles Ewing

Casualties: Killed 2 officers, 41 men; Wounded 15 officers, 172 men;
Captured or missing 12 men; Total 242.

 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.46′ N, 77° 13.833′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Artillery Reserve Tablet
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County. Memorial is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. Located near the service building for 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. Sixth Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); William Patterson Farm (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
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3. Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler
A career officer, Tyler was involved with an unsuccessful relief attempt for Fort Sumter at the onset of war. As the Army of the Potomac was formed, he assumed command of the artillery siege train, then later the artillery reserve. By 1864, Tyler was given command of several "heavy artillery" units pulled from the Washington defenses employed as infantry.

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Call Number: LC-B813- 1383 A)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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