Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Artillery Brigade - First Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Battery B Fourth U.S. Artillery
Six 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart commanding
July 1 In position about 200 yards south of the Lutheran Theological Seminary until 3 p.m. when ordered to support the Second Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge half of the Battery in command of Lieut. James Davison between the Chambersburg Pike and Railroad cut. The other half north of the cut in corner of the woods was actively engaged. The Battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill and went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town two guns on the pike and two in the field two having been disabled.
Casualties killed 2 men, wounded 2 officers and 29 men, missing 3 men. Total 36.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.14′ N, 77° 14.752′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located beside the Gettysburg Quality Inn, adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Highway Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Salem Virginia Artillery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (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. Stewart's Battery at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battery B at Gettysburg. From a site detailing the history of the battery. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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