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? Location of Battery C, 4th United States Artillery.
How is it inscribed? Monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST REGULAR BRIGADE
BATTERY C FOURTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Evan Thomas Commanding
July 2. Arrived and took position on crest of hill near General Meade’s Headquarters on the left of the Second Corps and was actively engaged in repelling the attack of the Confederates.
July 3. In position near the left of the Second Corps line.
Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 1 Officer and 16 Men
When was this photograph taken? March 23, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located west side of South Hancock Avenue near Pennsylvania Monument.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Lt. Evan Thomas (1843-1873). Born in Georgetown, District of Columbia. Killed fighting Modoc Indians.
Number Engaged: 112 men and 6 Napoleons
Casualties: 1 killed, 17 wounded
Raised: It was recruited from New York City in 1821. The unit was stationed at Fort Crittenden in Utah Territory when the War began. 100 volunteers joined from the 14th Indiana Infantry in the fall of 1862, giving the unit a definite Hoosier flavor.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
(Attached to Battery “A” until October, 1862.) Attached to Sumner’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. (Consolidated with Battery “E” as a Horse Battery April 11, 1864.) 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864. Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Horse Artillery Reserve, Army of the Shenandoah, to May, 1865. Attached to 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Horse Artillery Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad March 28-31. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria and Centreville August 16-28. Cover Pope’s retreat August 28-September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Harper’s Ferry September 22-October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. At Falmouth until April, 1863. Chancel-1orsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., 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. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12, 1864. Craig’s Meeting House May 5. Todd’s Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 6-7. Sheridan’s Raid to the James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook Church, Richmond fortifications, May 12. Strawberry Hill May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Totopotomoy June 3. Long Bridge June 12. Riddell’s Shop June 13. White Oak Swamp June 13. Siege of Petersburg June 16-August 5. Ream’s Station June 22. Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad June 22-July 1. Nottaway Court House June 23. Staunton River Bridge June 25. Sappony Church, Stony Creek, June 28-29. Ream’s Station June 29. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Expedition from Winchester into Faquier and Loudoun Counties November 28-December 3. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 22. Sheridan’s Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton and action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott’s Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington until August.
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