4th United States Artillery, Battery B

The 4th United States Artillery, Battery B served as members of Wainwright’s Brigade in the First Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by two monuments.

Battery B 4th United States Artillery

Erected between 1907 and 1908.

Location: Railroad Cut at Lee’s Headquarters. Located North of Chambersburg Pike, East of Doubleday Avenue Extended.  Honors Davidson’s Section.

Description: One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6’x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze. Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
BATTERY B FOURTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. James Stewart Commanding

July 1. In position about 200 yards south of the Lutheran Theological Seminary until 3 P. M. when ordered to support the Second Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge half of the Battery in command of Lieut. James Davison between Chambersburg Pike and railroad cut. The other half north of the cut in corner of the woods was actively engaged. The Battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill and went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town two guns on the Pike and two in the field two having been disabled.

Casualties Killed 2 Men Wounded 2 Officers and 29 Men Missing 3 Men Total 36

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