Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery

Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (HM7D8)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.204', W 77° 13.219'

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Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

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 Lieut. S.T. Rugg's 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 3 men.
HM NumberHM7D8
Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309969 N 4410145
Decimal Degrees39.82006667, -77.22031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.204', W 77° 13.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 12.24" N, 77° 13' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11671-11699 Culps Hill, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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