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

Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
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By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery F Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Sylvanus T. Rugg commanding

July 1 Approached Gettysburg on the Baltimore Pike to Two Taverns and took position to counteract any movements of the Confederates towards Hanover. At noon moved to the Hanover Road and marched to within one and one half miles of Gettysburg.

July 2 Took position so as to command a gap between the First and Second Corps.

July 3 At 1 p.m. posted opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps and at 4.30 opened fire on the Confederates who had taken possession of a portion of the line of the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Continued firing until after 10 a.m. when the Confederates were driven from the line. In the afternoon the battery was exposed to a severe shelling which passed over Cemetery Hill.

Casualties Wounded 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.783′ N, 77° 13.425′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located north of the new Visitor Center for Gettysburg
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By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery Tablet Location
National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Spangler Farm (about 500 feet away); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (about 700 feet away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (approx. 0.2 miles away); 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Rugg's Battery Location
On July 3, Rugg's Battery was deployed just north of what is today Hunt Avenue, facing east (right). The battery covered the draw south of Culps Hill, in which Spangler's Spring flows. During the bombardment which proceeded Pickett's Charge, many Confederate overshots landed in the battery's area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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