Union Headquarters monuments > 3rd Corps


There are two monuments to the Artillery Brigade of the 3rd Army Corps south of Gettysburg, the first in the Peach Orchard (Tour map: Peach Orchard) and the second on Sickles Avenue at the Klingle Farm (Tour map: Emmitsburg Rd. & Sickles Ave.)

Monument to the Artillery Brigade of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

The monument in the Peach Orchard

3rd Corps Headquarters Flag
Attached to the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac

 

The monument at the Klingel Farm follows the standard design of Union brigade markers at Gettysburg but the monument at the Peach Orchard is in the form of a division monument to fit in with the other Third Corps monuments in the group.

Monument to the Artillery Brigade of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

The monument at the Klingle Farm

From the monument at the Klingle Farm:

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps 
Artillery Brigade 
Capt. George E. Randolph
Capt. A. Judson Clark
2d New Jersey Battery Six 10 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. A. Judson Clark Lieut. Robert Sims
1st New York Battery D Six 12 Pounders
Capt. George B. Winslow
4th NewYork Battery Six 12 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. James E. Smith
1st Rhode Island Battery E Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. John K. Bucklyn Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
4th U. S. Battery K Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley Lieut. Robert James

July 2. On the advance of the Corps between 2 and 3 P. M. the 4th New York Battery was placed near Devil’s Den Battery D 1st New York in the Wheatfield 9th and 5th Mass. E (10th New York attached) Batteries from Artillery Reserve on Wheatfield Road 2d New Jersey Battery near Peach Orchard Battery G 1st New York from Artillery Reserve in the Peach Orchard. Along Emmitsburg Road were Batteries E 1st Rhode Island K 4th U. S. and F & K 3d U. S. from the Artillery Reserve. The artillery at Peach Orchard was reinforced by Battery I 5th U. S. 15th New York Battery and Penna. C & F from Artillery Reserve.

July 3. Not engaged except Battery K 4th U. S. early in the morning.

Casualties Killed 8 Men Wounded 3 Officers 78 Men Captured or Missing 17 Men Total 106

From the monument at the Peach Orchard:

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps
Artillery Brigade 

Capt. George E. Randolph Capt. A. Judson Clark

Battery B, 1st New Jersey Six 10 Pounders
Capt. A. Judson Clark
Lieut. Robert Sims
Battery D, 1st New York Six 12 Pounders
Capt. George B. Winslow
4th New York Battery Six 10 Pounders
Capt. James E. Smith
Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. John K. Bucklyn
Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
Battery K, 4th United States Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley
Lieut. Robert James

July 2. Upon the advance of the 3d Corps between 2 and 3 P. M. the 4th N. Y. Battery was posted near Devil’s Den, Battery D, 1st N. Y. in the Wheatfield.Battery B, 1st N. J. near the Peach Orchard north of Wheatfield Road; Battery E, 1st R. I. on same road near the right of First Division and Battery K, 4th U. S. near the left of Second Division.

About 3.30 P M. Lt. Colonel F. McGilvery brought from the Artillery Reserve the 9th Mass. Battery, which was posted on the Wheatfield Road east of the Peach Orchard; 5th Mass. Battery (10th N. Y. Battery attached) within a 100 yards of 9th Mass. Battery and 15th N. Y. Battery to the east side of the Peach Orchard.

Later and during the battle, there was brought up Penna. Battery C & F, which took position at the salient in the Peach Orchard, and Battery F & K, 3d U. S. posted near the Roger House. Battery I, 5th U. S. was brought from 5th Corps and relieved Battery G, 1st New York.

Casualties Killed 8 Men Wounded 3 Officers 78 Men Captured or Missing 17 Men Total 106

The set of four Third Corps monuments on the northeast corner of the Peach orchard. The monument to the Artillery Brigade is on the far right.

The set of four Third Corps monuments on the northwest corner of the Peach orchard. The monument to the Artillery Brigade is on the far right.