5th United States Artillery, Battery D

The 5th United States Artillery Battery D served as members of Martin’s Brigade of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Battery D 5th United States Artillery

Location: Located on summit of Little Round Top.

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
FIFTH CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
BATTERY D FIFTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six Rifled 10 Pounders
Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett Commanding

July 2. Marched to the left of the Union line about 4.30 P. M. and in rear of Brig. General J. Barnes’ First Division Fifth Corps. Immediately upon taking position here at 5.45 opened fire upon the Confederates who were engaging the Division. The Battery kept up a continuous fire until after dark. Lieut. Hazlett was mortally wounded and the command devolved upon Lieut. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse.

July 3. Remained in position and in the afternoon did effective service on the lines of infantry engaged in Longstreet’s assault.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer and 6 Men Wounded 6 Men

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