4th United States Artillery, Battery G (National Cemetery)

The 4th United States Artillery – Battery G served as members of Osborn’s Brigade in the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The battery is honored by two monuments.

4th United States Artillery Battery G Gettysburg June 2012

Erected between 1907 and 1908.

Location: Located in National Cemetery, Northwest of Soldiers’ National Monument, along upper drive.

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 reads:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
ELEVENTH CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
BATTERY G FOURTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft Commanding

July 1. Arrived at Gettysburg about 11 A. M. Advanced and took position two sections on Barlow’s Knoll the left section detached near Almshouse. Engaged Confederate infantry and artillery on right and left. Lieut. Wilkeson fell early mortally wounded and the command devolved to Lieut. Bancroft. The sections were compelled to change positions several times. Retired about 4 P. M. one section relieving a section of Battery I 1st Ohio on Baltimore Street in covering the retreat.

July 2. Moved to rear of Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike. In action at the Cemetery from 4.30 P. M. until 7 P. M.

July 3. About 2 P. M. two sections were engaged in the Cemetery until repulse of the Confederates.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer and 1 Man Wounded 11 Men Missing 4 Men

Ammunition expended 1400 Rounds 31 Horses Killed

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