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

Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery

First Brigade Horse Artillery

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Like many of the tablets for the U.S. Regulars, the seal of the United States appears on the disk above the inscription.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Battery M Second U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch rifles
Lieut. A. C. M. Pennington Commanding


July 2 Engaged with the Confederates at Hunterstown

July 3 Engaged in Brig. General Custer's Brigade with Major General J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate Cavalry on the right of the Union Army

Casualties Wounded 1 Officer

 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.1′ N, 77° 10.157′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cavalry Avenue and Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116), on the right when traveling north on East Cavalry Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the south entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military 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. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Maine Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery
Captain Pennington on right. image. Click for full size.
Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge,
2. Captain Pennington on right.
Fair Oaks, Va., vicinity. Lt. Robert Clarke, Capt. John C. Tidball, Lt. William N. Dennison, and Capt. Alexander C.M. Pennington
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery. Blog posting covering the service history and some of the personalities in the battery. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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South Entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. South Entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield
At the south entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield are the Battery M, 2nd US Artillery tablet (closest to the camera); Third Brigade (Gregg), 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps Tablet (to the right along the road); and the 1st Maine Cavalry Monument (background along the Hanover Road).
Missing Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Missing Cannon
Concrete pads mark the location previously occupied by a cannon representing the position of the battery on the East Cavalry Battlefield. Presumably the cannon was removed for restoration.
Battery M's View of the Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Battery M's View of the Battlefield
On July 3, Battery M occupied a position overlooking Little's Run (the wood line emerging from the distant left running to the center). The Michigan Cavalry monument is the tall shaft in the green field on the distant right. The focus of Custer's cavalry attacks was that rise in the ground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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