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Two monuments to the batteries are south of Gettysburg on Pleasonton Avenue (Google map; Tour map: Pleasonton Avenue and Granite Schoolhouse Lane.

The battery was part of the Cavalry Corps, 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery.

The monument to Batteries B and L (combined), 2nd United States Artillery on Pleasonton Avenue at Gettysburg

Monument to batteries B&L on Pleasonton Avenue. The monument to the 1st Ohio Cavalry is at the extreme left, beside Taneytown Road.

From the Pleasonton Avenue monument:

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps

First Brigade Horse Artillery

Batteries B and L 2nd United States Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieutenant Edward Heaton commanding.

July 2 Arrived near the battlefield at 5:30 a.m. and reported to Major General Alfred Pleasonton who ordered the Battery be held in reserve until near dark when it was moved back two miles on the Baltimore Pike for the night.

July 3 Moved to the front and was ordered to the position occupied the day before but being subject to the severe artillery fire the Battery was ordered to retire out of range and there remained until the close of battle.

The monument to Batteries B and L (combined), 2nd United States Artillery on Granite Schoolhouse Lane at Gettysburg

Monument on Granite Schoolhouse Lane

From the Granite Schoolhouse Lane monument:

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps

First Brigade Horse Artillery

Batteries B and L  2nd United States Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Edward Heaton Commanding

July 2 Arrived at 5.30 A.M. In reserve during the day and at night withdrew two miles on the Baltimore Pike.

July 3 Advanced to former position in the morning and ordered to the Reserve Artillery and for a time exposed to a severe fire. In the evening was withdrawn to the position of the previous night.

The monument to Batteries B and L (combined), 2nd United States Artillery on Pleasonton Avenue at Gettysburg

The monument on Pleasonton Avenue, flanked by 3″ Ordnance Rifles. Taneytown Road is in the background, with the monument to the 1st Ohio Cavalry on the left.

See more on the 2nd United States Artillery, Battery B or Battery L in the Civil War