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 position occupied by Hazlett’s Battery D, 5th US during Battle of Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? This monument is inscribed,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
BATTERY D FIFTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six Rifled 10 Pounders
Lieut. Charles E. Hazlett Commanding
July 2. Marched to the left of the Union line about 4.30 P. M. and in rear of Brig. General J. Barnes’ First Division Fifth Corps. Immediately upon taking position here at 5.45 opened fire upon the Confederates who were engaging the Division. The Battery kept up a continuous fire until after dark. Lieut. Hazlett was mortally wounded and the command devolved upon Lieut. Benjamin F. Rittenhouse.
July 3. Remained in position and in the afternoon did effective service on the lines of infantry engaged in Longstreet’s assault.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer and 6 Men Wounded 6 Men
When was this photograph taken? November 13, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on summit of Little Round Top.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
The 5th United States Artillery, Battery D was also known as The West Point Battery. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Martin’s Brigade in the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Lt. Charles E. Hazlett (1838-1863). USMA 1859 from Zanesville, Ohio. Killed on July 2.
Number Engaged: 6 Parrotts and 124 men
Casualties: 7 killed, 6 wounded
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- 1st Lieutenant Charles E. Hazlett, commanding, of Ohio, killed on July 2
Soldiers Buried in the United States Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Eugene Brower, B-30
- Pvt. Frank W. Dennis, detailed from Company D 146th New York, C-36
- Pvt. Oscar F. Drake, detailed from Company D 16th Michigan, B-31
- Pvt. Lewis C. Griswold, B-29
- Pvt. Charles T. Ridder, C-35
Raised: Enlisted from New York City and Suffolk County, Massachusetts, the battery was raised in January 1861 by then Lt. Charles Griffin (division commander of the 1st Division of the 5th Corps)
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Attached to Porter’s Division, Army Potomac, October, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Consolidated with Battery “G” November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1865. Dept. of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to ?.
SERVICE.–Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7, 1861. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until March, 1862. Lewinsville, Va., September 11, 1861. Reconnaissance to Lewinsville September 25. Edward’s Ferry October 22. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Howard’s Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Mechanicsburg June 26. Gaines Mill June 27. Turkey Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Reconnaissance to Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., until March, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21; North Anna River May 22-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads and Lewis’ Farm March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Battle of Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D.C..
United States Regular Army at Gettysburg
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