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

Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery

Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Batteries E & G First 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
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery

Four 12 pounders
Captain Alanson M. Randol Commanding

July 1 & 2 With First Brigade Second Cavalry Division. Not engaged.

July 3 One section under Lieut. James Chester was ordered to Second Brigade Third Cavalry Division and took position west of the Low Dutch Road and with Brig. Gen. Custer's Second Brigade Third Division Cavalry Corps was hotly engaged in repelling the attack of Major General Stuart's Confederate Cavalry Division. The one section under Lieut. Ernest L. Kinney remained near the Hanover Road.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.142′ N, 77° 10.114′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Cavalry Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Brigade (about 400 feet
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Monument
away); First Maine Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Co. A Purnell Legion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Division (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is duplicated nearby word for word. While this tablet indicates Kinney's section, the other marks Chester's section.

The tablet lists the armament of the battery as four 12-pounder "Napoleon" field guns. However other sources indicate the battery used four 3-inch Ordnance Rifled guns.
 
Also see . . .  Alanson Merwin Randol. Alanson Merwin Randol (October 23, 1837 – May 7, 1887) was an army officer in the artillery
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Tablet
Notice the concrete pads used for static cannon displays to the left of the tablet. This spot most likely represents Kenney's position. However, Kenney's actual position was much closer to the intersection of Hanover and Low Dutch Road, presently within a residential area.
and cavalry during the American Civil War. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Tablet
Another view of the tablet, looking north up East Cavalry Avenue.
Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery Monument
Capt. Alanson Merwin Randol (1837-1887) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Capt. Alanson Merwin Randol (1837-1887)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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