5 NY Cavalry and 4th United States Battery E

5th New York Cavalry & 4th United States, Battery E Tablet.


Erected: 1896.

Location: Located on South Confederate Avenue at the two locations where path leading to monuments meets the avenue.

Description: One of eight cast iron tablets that provide direction to battle positions of units not adjacent to or visible from park avenues and public roads, identify breastworks, and designate the right flank of each of the armies. Similar in appearance to the avenue tablets, the lettering and borders are raised and painted a contrasting color to the black of the painted iron tablets. The tablets are mounted on fluted cast iron posts. Two tablets constructed by War Department to mark location of monuments to positions of 5th New York Cavalry & Battery E, 4th US Artillery near Big Round Top.