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The monument to Battery H, 1st United States Artillery is south of Gettysburg in the National Cemetery. (National Cemetery tour map) First Lieutenant Chandler Eakin commanded the battery at Gettysburg until he was wounded on July 2. Second Lieutenant Philip Mason then took command. The battery was part of the First Regular Brigade of the Artillery Reserve.

Monument to the 1st United States Artillery, Battery H at Gettysburg

The monument is next to the boundary between the National Cemetery and the town’s Evergreen Cemetery on the other side of the fence.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Regular Brigade 

Battery H First U. S. Artillery 

Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Chandler R. Eakin Commanding

July 2. In position on Cemetery Hill facing the Emmitsburg Road. Engaged July 2nd and 3rd. Lieut. Eakin severely wounded after his guns went into battery and the command devolved on Lieut. Philip D. Mason.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 1 Officer and 7 Men Missing 1 Man

Monument to the 1st United States Artillery, Battery H at Gettysburg

Location of the monument

The monument to Battery H is south of Gettysburg in the National Cemetery. It is 30 yards southeast of the Soldiers National Monument, next to the boundary fence with Evergreen Cemetery. (39°49’10.7″N 77°13’51.3″W)

See more on the history of Battery H, 1st United States Artillery in the Civil War