Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery

Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (HMASY)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.342', W 77° 14.091'

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First Brigade - Artillery Reserve

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Artillery Reserve
Massachusetts Light Artillery
5th Battery E

Six 3 inch Rifles
Captain Charles A. Phillips Commanding

July 2 Withdrew at 5 p.m. from the field near the Peach Orchard and went into Battery here.

July 3 About 1.30 p.m. by order of Brig. General H.J. Hunt fired on the Confederate Batteries but did little damage. Opened an enfilading fire soon after on Longstreet's advancing line of Infantry and assisted in repulsing the assault. A charge was made within the range of the Battery immediately afterwards by the Florida Brigade and at about the same time a Confederate Battery opened on the left front which at once received the concentrated fire of the Batteries of the Brigade driving the cannoneers from their guns which they abandoned.

July 4 Remained in this position until afternoon.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 1 officer and 13 men. Total 16.
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308685 N 4408581
Decimal Degrees39.80570000, -77.23485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.342', W 77° 14.091'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 20.52" N, 77° 14' 5.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 967 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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