Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery

Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (HM86J)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.257', W 77° 15.094'

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Second Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Second Brigade Horse Artillery
Battery A Second U.S. Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. John H. Calef commanding

June 30 Arrived in the evening from Emmitsburg and took position on the Chambersburg Pike.

July 1 Advanced with the Cavalry went into position with right section on right of the road left section on the left and center section with Col. Wm. Gamble's Brigade on the right of Fairfield Road. The first Union gun of the battle was fired from right section and the positions held under a severe fire until the First Corps arrived about 10 a.m. The Battery was then relieved by Capt. J.A. Hall's 2d Maine Battery and after being supplied with ammunition returned about 3 p.m. but under a front and enfilading fire it retired to a line in front of Cemetery Ridge and towards night moved to the left about a mile and bivouacked for the night near the Third Corps.

July 2 A.M. marched with the First Brigade of Major General John Buford's Division to Taneytown en route to Westminster.

Casualties wounded 12 men
Lost 13 horses killed.
HM NumberHM86J
Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307343 N 4412160
Decimal Degrees39.83761667, -77.25156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.257', W 77° 15.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 15.42" N, 77° 15' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7370 Lincoln Highway, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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