4th United States Artillery, Battery E

The 4th United States Artillery, Battery E served as members of Robertson’s Brigade of the  Army of the Potomac’s Cavalry Corps. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Battery E, 4th United States Artillery Monument. 4th united states artillery battery e Gettysburg December 2011

Erected between 1907 and 1908.

Location: Located in woods South of South Confederate Avenue at Bushman Hill, from whence its guns fired on South Cavalry Field.

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
CAVALRY CORPS
FIRST BRIGADE HORSE ARTILLERY
BATTERY E FOURTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Four 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Samuel S. Elder Commanding

July 3. Arrived on the field and took position on a hill southwest of Round Top and engaged under Brig. General E. J. Fransworth in the afternoon against the Confederate right.

Casualties Killed 1 Man

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