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

Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery

Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery Tablet
The tablet clearly has been refurbished or replaced with a new plaque in the recent past.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Battery K Fifth U.S. Artillery

Four 12 pounders
Lieut. David H. Kinzie commanding

July 1 Marched to within a mile and half of Gettysburg.

July 2 At daylight took position to Command a gap between the First and Twelfth Corps. At 5 p.m. one section was placed on the summit of Culp's Hill and assisted in silencing Confederate Batteries on Benner's Hill. At 6 p.m. rejoined the Battery at the foot of Powers's Hill.

July 3 At 1 a.m. posted with Battery F 4th U.S. Artillery on the south side of Baltimore Pike opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps. At 4.30 a.m. opened fire on the Confederates in possession of the line vacated by the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Firing continued at intervals until after 10 a.m. when the Confederates were driven out. Remained in the same position exposed to the severe shelling which came over Cemetery Hill in the afternoon.

Casualties wounded 5 men.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.776′ N, 77° 13.421′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery Tablet
. Located north of the new Visitor Center for Gettysburg 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 F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Spangler Farm (about 600 feet away); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (about 700 feet away); The Gettysburg Address (about 800 feet away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prelude To Gettysburg / Gettysburg Showdown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (approx. ¼ mile 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. Kinzie's Battery Tablets at Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fields Southwest of Spangler's Spring image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Fields Southwest of Spangler's Spring
Looking from near the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry Monument on Colgrove Avenue, to the northwest. These open fields behind Spangler's Springs were in a "swale" or gap that exposed a flanking position in the Federal lines. Kinzie's Battery essentially capped that gap. Elements of Ruger's Division, XII Corps formed on the south side of this field. Today the view is blocked by residential buildings and post war tree lines. At the time of the battle, one could see from this point beyond the Baltimore Pike to Cemetery Ridge, where Kinzie was posted.
 
 
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 913 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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