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 Martin’s Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, during final stages of Battle of Gettysburg.
How is it inscribed? This monument is inscribed as follows,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
BATTERY F FIFTH U. S. ARTILLERY
Six 10 Pounder Parrotts
Lieut. Leonard Martin 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 the 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 in Ziegler’s Grove, west of the old Cyclorama building.
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.
Commander: Lt. Leonard Martin (1838-1890). Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin; was attending a seminary in Poughkeepsie, New York when appointed to West Point. USMA 1861.
Number Engaged: 6 Parrotts and 130 men
Casualties: no loss
Raised: It was recruited from New York City, Philadelphia, and Erie County (Pennsylvania) and enlisted at Camp Barry near Washington in 1861.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized September, 1861. Attached to W. F. Smith’s Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to May, 1865. Dept. of Virginia, to ?.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee’s Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines’ Mill June 27. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Moved to Alexandria August 16-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. South Mountain September 14. 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. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin’s Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg. May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. 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, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July, 1864. Joined 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, before Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond, Va., July, 1864, to April, 1865. Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30, 1864. Chaffin’s Farm October 29. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 2, 1865. Fall of Petersburg and Richmond April 2. Duty at Richmond and in Dept. of Virginia.
United States Regular Army at Gettysburg
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