The 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery served as members of Tidball’s Brigade of the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg and a tablet.
Location: South Hancock Avenue. Located on west side of Hancock Avenue, south end.
Description: Iron War Department tablet. Marks position of Rank’s Cavalry Corps 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery US Battery on July 3, 1863. Painted inscription tablet, 3’8″x3′. Mounted on fluted post, 4’4″ high. Tablet cast by Calvin Gilbert, founder.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
SECOND DIVISION FIRST BRIGADE
3RD PENNA. HEAVY ARTILLERY
SECTION BATTERY H
Two 3 Inch Rifles
Captain William D. Rank
July 2. Marched with the 2D Cavalry Division and went into position on the Hanover Road 3 miles from Gettysburg.
July 3. In position here in early morning and was engaged in the afternoon assisting in the repulse of Longstreet’s assault.
Loss Missing 1 Man