Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery

Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (HMR3X)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.282', W 77° 13.721'

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Artillery Brigade, First Corps

Battery B
First Pennsylvania Light Artillery,
(Penn'a Reserve Vol. Corps.)
Artillery Brigade, First Corps.
Present at Gettysburg, 114 Officers and Men.
Killed 3 Wounded 9.
Ammunition expended: (4 guns) 1050 Rounds.

July 1, 1863: Battery arrived at 12 m; Took position and was engaged between Hagerstown Road and Chambersburg Pike near Willoughby Run. Changed position to right and swept Oak Hill with its fire; Withdrew to Theological Seminary, where it fought till after 4 p.m.; Retired to this position where it remained until close of heavy artillery contest with the enemy's Batteries on Benner's Hill, during afternoon engagement of July 2. when relieved by Ricketts' Battery.

July 2: Was engaged on left center during the final attack and repulse of the enemy.

Organized April 26, 1861.
At Mount Jackson, Lawrence County.
Entered State Service June 8, 1861.
Mustered in U.S. Service June 28, 1861.
Re-enlisted January 4, 1864.
Mustered out June 9, 1865.
Total enrollment 332.
Killed and died of wounds 21.
Wounded 52.
Ammunition expended 11,200 rounds.

1861 - Engagements - 1865.
Dranesville, Chancellorsville,
Mechanicsville, Gettysburg,
Gaines Mill, Mine Run,
New Market Cross Roads, Wilderness,
Malvern Hill, Spotsylvania,
Gainesville, North Anna,
Groveton, Totopotomoy,
Second Bull Run, Bethesda Church,
South Mountain, Cold Harbor,
Antietam, Petersburg,
Fredericksburg, Weldon Railroad,
Fitzhugh's Crossing, Peterburg (Capture),
HM NumberHMR3X
Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of Pennsylvania
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309256 N 4410307
Decimal Degrees39.82136667, -77.22868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.282', W 77° 13.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 16.92" N, 77° 13' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 782-798 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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