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.
How is it inscribed? This monument is inscribed as follows:
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
BATTERY G SECOND U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. John H. Butler Commanding
July 2. Arrived in the afternoon with the Corps and held in Reserve.
July 3. Brought up to Ziegler’s Grove in rear of Third Division Second Corps on repulse of Longstreet’s assault.
When was this photograph taken? April 14, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. . Located on east side of Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Grove.
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. John H. Butler (1838-1910). Druggist from Hartford, Connecticut. Wounded during the Mine Run Campaign and lost his left foot. Served in the post-war army.
Number Engaged: 6 Napoleons and 113 men
Casualties: no loss
Raised: Enlisted from New York City and Suffolk County, Massachusetts, this unit was originally organized in 1821. At the start of the Civil War, it was stationed at Fort Mackinac in Michigan.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
At Washington, D.C., May, 1861. Attached to Davies’ Brigade, Miles’ Division, McDowell’s Army, Northeast Virginia, June to August, 1861. Kearney’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1862. Artillery, Heintzelman’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington, D.C., south of the Potomac, to August, 1865.
SERVICE.–Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Near Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until March, 1862. Moved to Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing until August 16. Moved to Alexandria, Va., August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper-Court House September 13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett’s Ford February 6-7. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 2. Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 2. Dismounted June 2 and ordered to Washington, D.C. Duty in the Defenses of that city until August, 1865.
United States Regular Army at Gettysburg
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