Martin’s Brigade Monument (5-A)

The Fifth Corps’ Artillery Brigade is honored by a monument.

Monument to Martin's Artillery Brigade of the 5th Corps. Martin's Brigade Gettysburg March 2012

Location: East side of Sykes Avenue, north slope of Little Round Top.

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
FIFTH CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Capt. Augustus P. Martin
Mass. 3D Battery C Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Aaron F Walcott
1st New York Battery C Four 3 Inch Rifles
Capt. Almont Barnes
1st Ohio Battery L Six 12 Pounders
Capt. Frank C. Gibbs
5th U. S. Battery D Six 10 Pounders
Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett Lieut. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse
5th U. S. Battery I Four 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Malbone F. Watson Lieut. Charles C. MacConnell

July 2. Arrived on the field on the left between 5 and 6 P. M. Battery D 5th U. S. Battery C 3D Mass. and Battery I 5th U. S. in rear of First Division and Battery L 1 st Ohio and Battery C 1st New York in rear of Second Division. Battery D 5th U. S. was placed on the summit of Little Round Top and Battery C 3D Mass. and Battery I 5th U. S. were engaged further to the right in rear of Third Corps until dark. Battery L 1 st Ohio was placed on the north slope and at the base of Little Round Top.

July 3. Battery D 5th U. S. remained on Little Round Top Battery I 5th U. S. being unserviceable was sent from the field. The position of Battery L 1st Ohio remained nearly the same. At 3 A. M. Battery C 1st New York and Battery C 3D Mass. moved to the extreme left and not engaged.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 7 Men Wounded 1 Officer 32 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 43

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