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Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery

 
 
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery Marker
Inscription.  
Battery B
First Pennsylvania Artillery
P.R.V.C.
Commanded by Capt. James H. Cooper
4-3 inch rifled guns

July 1, 1863 the Battery arrived here about noon and engaged Confederate artillery on Herr's Ridge. About 1:30 p.m. moved to the rear. Changed front, engaged Carter's Artillery and shelled Rhode's Infantry on Oak Hill. About 3 p.m. moved to the woods in front of Theological Seminary and resisted the final attack of Scales, Perrin's and other Brigades.
Casualties - 3 Killed, 9 Wounded

 
Erected 1944.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.941′ N, 77° 15.06′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the First Day Battlefield, south of McPherson Woods, 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. Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 142d Pennsylvania Infantry
Cooper's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Cooper's Battery Marker
As one of the newer monuments at Gettysburg, this artillery position was never represented by any guns by the battlefield board.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Abner Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 80th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Third Division (about 600 feet 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. Cooper's Battery at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .  1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Service history of Cooper's Battery B is detailed in a section. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
View from Seminary Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. View from Seminary Ridge
From a position in the Seminary Buildings (near the tennis courts) looking west at McPherson Ridge. The gunners of Cooper's Battery had a similar view from their position in the later stages of the fighting on July 1, before the I Corps line fell back to Cemetery Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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