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

Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

First Brigade - Second Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

 
 
Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Second Division First Brigade
3rd Penna. Heavy Artillery
Section Battery H

Two 3 inch Rifles
Captain William D. Rank

July 2 Marched with the 2d. Cavalry Division and went into position on the Hanover Road 3 miles from Gettysburg.

July 3 In position here in early morning and was engaged in the afternoon assisting the repulse of Longstreet's Assault.

Losses Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1913 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° 48.285′ N, 77° 14.083′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 300 feet away). 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. Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at Gettysburg.
 
Battery H Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Battery H Position
The tablet was recently sent in for maintenance but has been returned. Two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles flank the tablet. On the right is registry number 86, produced in 1861. On the left is registry number 166, made in 1862. Both of course were manufactured by Phoenix Iron Works.
Battery Position with Tablet in Place image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Battery Position with Tablet in Place
View from One of Rank's Guns image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. View from One of Rank's Guns
Looking down the barrel to the west. In the mist of the high ground in the distance is the Klingle Farm. The battery engaged Confederate artillery positioned on the high ground there on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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