Osborn’s Brigade Monument (11-A)

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

Osborn's Brigade Monument. Gettysburg February 2012

Location: Howard Avenue, west section.

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
ELEVENTH CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Major Thomas W. Osborn
1st New York Battery I Six 3 lnch Rifles
Capt. Michael Wiedrich
New York 13th Battery Four 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. William Wheeler
1st Ohio Battery I Six 12 Pounders
Capt. Hubert Dilger
1st Ohio Battery K Four 12 Pounders
Capt. Lewis Heckman
4th U. S. Battery G Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft

July 1. Arrived with the Corps. All the batteries engaged except Battery I 1st New York on Cemetery Hill. The artillery retired and took position on Cemetery Hill west of the Baltimore Pike except Battery K 1st Ohio sent to the rear disabled and Battery 1 1st New York on East Cemetery Hill.

July 2. The Brigade was reinforced in the morning by five batteries from the Reserve Artillery

July 3. At 1 P. M. the Confederate artillery opened a terrific front and enfilading fire from the right followed by an infantry charge and on which the artillery of this command was concentrated with great effect. The Brigade lost one gun captured one gun disabled and two dismounted.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 6 Men Wounded 3 Officers 50 Men Captured or Missing 9 Men Total 69 98 Horses Killed

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