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

Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery

First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is a disk showing the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet are crossed cannon, the symbol of the artillery branch.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Battery H First U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Chandler P. Eaken commanding

July 2 In position on Cemetery Hill facing the Emmitsburg Road. Engaged Juy 2d and 3d. Lieut Eakin was severely wounded after his guns went into battery and the commmand devolved on Lieut. Phillip D. Mason.

Casualties. Killed 1 man. Wounded 1 officer and 7 men. Missing 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° 49.162′ N, 77° 13.874′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, near the Soldiers Memorial. 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. Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument
Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery Position
The battery is represented at this point by two 12-pounder Napoleon cannon. On the right is a Napoleon produced by Revere Copper in 1862, with registry number 72. On the left is a similar piece produced by Cyrus Alger and Company in 1863, bearing registry number 135.
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Virginia Wade (about 300 feet away); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Field of View from Eaken's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Field of View from Eaken's Battery
Looking from the National Cemetery over Gettysburg, toward Oak Hill. The Peace Memorial stands out in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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