15th Battery New York Light Artillery

15th Battery New York Light Artillery (HMASZ)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.312', W 77° 14.087'

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First Brigade - Artillery Reserve

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Artillery Reserve
New York Light Artillery
15th Battery

Four 12 pounders
Captain Patrick Hart commanding

July 2 Engaged in the Peach Orchard retired about dark and reported to Brig. Gen. R.O. Tyler Artillery Reserve.

July 3 Ordered early to the front and took position in the Battalion on the left of Battery E. 5th Massachusetts. Directed by Maj. General Hancock to open on the Confederate Batteries with solid shot and shell. Upon the advance of the Confederate Infantry fired shell and shrapnel and canister when the line was within 500 yards. A second line advancing was met with double canister which dispersed it. The fire of the Battery was then directed against the Artillery on the Confederate right and several caissons and limbers were exploded by the shells.

July 4 Remained in this position until noon.

Casualties Killed 3 men. Wounded 2 officers and 11 men. Total 16.
Year Placed1913
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308689 N 4408525
Decimal Degrees39.80520000, -77.23478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.312', W 77° 14.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 18.72" N, 77° 14' 5.22" 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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