Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery

Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (HMANW)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.602', W 77° 14.159'

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First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade
Battery C Fifth U.S. Artillery

Lieut. Gulian V. Weir commanding

July 2 Arrived at Gettysburg from near Taneytown and in the afternoon was ordered to the front and by direction of Major General W.S. Hancock took position 500 yards further to the front and by order of Brig. General John Gibbon opened fire on the Confederates on the left front. The Confederates in front advanced to within a few yards no infantry opposing. Three of the guns were captured by the Confederates and drawn off to the Emmitsburg Road but were recaptured by the 13th Vermont and another regiment.

July 3 In the rear of the line until Longstreet's assault was made when the Battery was moved up to Brig. General A.S. Webb's line and opened with canister at short range on the advancing Confederates. At 6.30 p.m. returned to the Artillery Reserve.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 2 officers and 12 men.
Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308600 N 4409064
Decimal Degrees39.81003333, -77.23598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.602', W 77° 14.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 36.12" N, 77° 14' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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