Randolph’s Brigade Monument (3-A)

The Third Corps’ Artillery Brigade is honored by two monuments.

Randolph's Brigade Gettysburg May 2009

Location: Sickles Avenue, Excelsior Field. Located on West side of North portion of Sickles Avenue, between United States Avenue and Wheatfield Road at Excelsior Field.

Description: Erected 1912. One of 74 Union brigade monuments erected at Gettysburg by the United States War Department to describe the movements and itinerary of each Union brigade of the Army of the Potomac. The monuments were designed by E.B. Cope. Many of the inscription tablets were made of bronze melted down from Civil War cannons. The pedestal consists of sea-green granite with a square base. Base tapers to a smaller dimension at the tablet. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
THIRD CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Capt. George E. Randolph
Capt. A. Judson Clark
2D New Jersey Battery Six 10 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. A. Judson Clark Lieut. Robert Sims
1st New York Battery D Six 12 Pounders
Capt. George B. Winslow
4th NewYork Battery Six 12 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. James E. Smith
1st Rhode Island Battery E Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. John K. Bucklyn Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
4th U. S. Battery K Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley Lieut. Robert James

July 2. On the advance of the Corps between 2 and 3 P. M. the 4th New York Battery was placed near Devil’s Den Battery D 1st New York in the Wheatfield 9th and 5th Mass. (E 1Oth New York attached) Batteries from Artillery Reserve on Wheatfield Road 2D New Jersey Battery near Peach Orchard Battery G 1st New York from Artillery Reserve in the Peach Orchard. Along Emmitsburg Road were Batteries E 1st Rhode Island K 4th U. S. and F & K 3d U. S. from the Artillery Reserve. The artillery at Peach Orchard was reinforced by Battery I 5th U. S. 15th New York Battery and Penna. C & F from Artillery Reserve.

July 3. Not engaged except Battery K 4th U. S. early in the morning.

Casualties Killed 8 Men Wounded 3 Officers 78 Men Captured or Missing 17 Men Total 106

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