Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery G, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Artillery Brigade - Eleventh Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery
Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft Commanding
July 1 Arrived at Gettysburg about 11 a.m. Advanced and took position two sections on Barlow's Knoll the left section detached near Almshouse. Engaged Confederate Infantry and Artillery on right and left. Lieut. Wilkeson fell early mortally wounded and the command devolved on Lieut. Bancroft.
The sections were compelled to change positions several times. Retired about 4 p.m. one section relieving a section of Battery I 1st Ohio on Baltimore Street in covering the retreat.
About 5 p.m. took position on Cemetery Hill.
July 2 Moved to rear of Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike. In action at the Cemetery from 4.30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
July 3 About 2 p.m. two section were engaged in the Cemetery until the repulse of the Confederates.
Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 1 man. Wounded 11 men. Missing 4 men.
Ammunition expended 1400 rounds. 31 horses killed.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 49.198′ N, 77° 13.841′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Located near the Soldiers Memorial in the center of Gettysburg National Cemetery. 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. The Gettysburg Address (here, next to this marker); Mary Virginia Wade (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); ...broken by gunfire... (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery H, 1st U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York State Memorial (about 300 feet away); Fifth New York Light Artillery (about 400 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. Wilkeson's Battery at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Fourth Regiment of Artillery by 1st Lieut. Alexander B. Dyer, 4th Artillery. In obedience to the resolution of the House of Representatives, May 11, 1820, Mr. Calhoun, then Secretary of War, submitted to the House on the 12th of the following December a plan for the reorganization and reduction of the Army. Since the reorganization of the artillery, in 1814, this arm of the Service had consisted of a regiment of light artillery and the corps of artillery. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. The 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was constituted 1 June 1821 in the Regular Army as the 4th Regiment of Artillery and organized from new and existing units with Headquarters at Pensacola, Florida. As a result of the division of the Artillery Corps into the Coast and Field Artillery Corps, the Regiment was broken up 13 February 1901, and its elements reorganized and redesignated as separate numbered companies and batteries of the Artillery Corps. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Eugene A. Bancroft Biography. (Submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 4. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.