Robertson’s Horse Artillery Brigade Monument (C-A1)

The Cavalry Corps’  First Brigade of Horse Artillery is honored by a monument.

Robertson's Artillery Brigade.  Robertson's Horse Artillery Brigade.  Gettysburg February 2013

Location: Located north side of Pleasonton Avenue at Maintenance Building.

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
CAVALRY CORPS HORSE ARTILLERY
FIRST BRIGADE
Capt. James M. Robertson

9th Michigan Battery
Capt. Jabez J. Daniels

July 3. Engaged on Cemetery Ridge south of Pleasonton Avenue subject to the orders of Major Gen. J. Newton.

6th New York Battery
Capt. Joseph W. Martin
In Reserve
2D U. S. Batteries B and L
Lieut. Edward Heaton
In Reserve
2D U. S. Battery M
Lieut. A. C. M. Pennington Jr.

July 3. With the Cavalry on the right.

4th U. S. Battery E
Lieut. Samuel S. Elder

July 3. With First Brigade Third Division on left.

Casualties Killed 2 Men Wounded 1 Officer 5 Men Total 8

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