About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected between 1907 and 1908.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished red Jonesboro Granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? 24 by 50 inches and 7 feet high.
Who made it? Van Armitage Granite Company
What does it depict? One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6′x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze.
What does it honor? Locates positions occupied by Seeley’s Battery K, 4th US during Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.
How is it inscribed? Monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
BATTERY K FOURTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley Commanding
July 1. Arrived at night and encamped in a field south of the town between Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads.
July 2. Went into position at 4 P. M. on the right of Smith’s log house on Emmitsburg Road with Brig. General A. A. Humphreys’s Division Third Corps and soon took position on the left of the log house and at the left of an apple orchard and opened fire on the Confederate infantry as it began to advance. Hotly engaged with the Confederate infantry and artillery in front and on the left until about 7 P. M. when forced to retire and took position on the line from Evergreen Cemetery to Little Round Top. Lieut. Seeley having been wounded the command devolved on Lieut. Robert James.
July 3. Remained in the positions of the previous night.
Casualties Killed 2 Men Wounded 1 Officer and 18 Men Missing 4 Men
Lost and Disabled 28 Horses
When was this photograph taken? May 31, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on East side of Emmitsburg Road, South of Klingel Farm.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
The 4th United States Artillery, Battery K was also known as De Russey’s Battery. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Randolph’s Brigade in
Commander: Lt. Francis W. Seeley (1837-1910). Born in Ashtabula, Ohio. Carpenter in Minnesota. Wounded on July 2.
Number Engaged: 6 Napoleons and 134 men
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Robert James (will open a pop up window).
Raised: New York City and Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1838. When Fort Sumter was fired upon, this battery was stationed at Fort Ridgely in Minnesota.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, August, 1861, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Washington, D. C., to August, 1865.
SERVICE.–Moved to Washington, D.C., August, 1861, and duty there until March, 1862. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Glendale and Brackett’s June 30. Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. Moved to Alexandria August 16-23, and duty there until November. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap, July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. McLean’s Ford, Bull Run, October 15. Advance to the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly’s Ford November 7. Payne’s Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 22-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-29. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Hatcher’s Run October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-14. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins’ House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher’s Run, Boydton Road, March 30-31. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station April 2. Sailor’s Creek April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C, May. Grand Review May 23. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until August, 1865.
United States Regular Army at Gettysburg
Infantry Units :: 2nd Infantry :: 3rd Infantry :: 4th Infantry :: 6th Infantry :: 7th Infantry :: 8th Infantry :: 10th Infantry :: 11th Infantry :: 12th Infantry :: 14th Infantry :: 17th Infantry :: Artillery Units :: 1st Artillery E&G :: 1st Artillery H :: 1st Artillery I :: 1st Artillery K :: 2nd Artillery A :: 2nd Artillery D :: 2nd Artillery G :: 2nd Artillery B&L :: 2nd Artillery M :: 3rd Artillery C :: 3rd Artillery F&K :: 4th Artillery A :: 4th Artillery B :: 4th Artillery C :: 4th Artillery E :: 4th Artillery F :: 4th Artillery G :: 4th Artillery K :: 5th Artillery C :: 5th Artillery D :: 5th Artillery F :: 5th Artillery I :: 5th Artillery K :: Cavalry Units :: 1st Cavalry :: 2nd Cavalry :: 5th Cavalry :: 6th Cavalry :: Other Units :: Engineer Battalion :: Signal Corps