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

Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery

First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is a disk with the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet are the crossed cannon symbol of the artillery.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Batteries F & K Third U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. John C. Turnbull Commanding

July 1 Took position on crest of hill near General Meade's Headquarters.

July 2 Moved to a position at the right of a log house on the Emmitsburg Road with Brig. General A.A. Humphreys's Division Third Corps. Engaged here but was compelled to retire with the loss of 45 horses killed and 4 guns which were afterwards recaptured.

July 3 Went into position near the Taneytown Road on the left of Cemetery Hill.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 8 men. Wounded 14 men. Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.455′ N, 77° 14.678′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Sickles Avenue, on the right when
Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery Tablet
Three 12 pounder Napoleons represent the battery at this location.
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traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Located near the Klingle House 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (about 300 feet away); Site of the Rogers House (about 300 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. Turnbull's Battery at Gettysburg.
 
Another View of the Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Another View of the Battery
Looking across Emmitsburg Road at the tablet and guns. On the afternoon of July 2, Turnbull's Battery was called forward to support the right wing of Humphreys' Division. The battery engaged first in counter-battery fire against Confederate guns on Seminary Ridge. With the advance of Wilcox's Brigade, Turnbull's gunners switched to canister at close range. Finally attempting to retire by prolonge, the battery withdrew toward Plum Run.
Retirement of Turnbull's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Retirement of Turnbull's Battery
Looking east from the battery position toward the Pennsylvania Memorial on Cemetery Ridge. The battery withdrew by prolonge toward Plum Run, roughly half way between the camera and the Memorial. There it attempted a stand in order to gain time to properly withdraw. But Posey's (Lang's) Florida Brigade overran the position. Only two of the six Napoleons were withdrawn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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