“Stewart’s Battery”

Monument on Chambersburg Road to Battery B, 4th united States Artillery at Gettysburg

Monument on Chambersburg Road

There are two monuments to the 4th United States Artillery, Battery B on the Gettysburg battlefield. The have slightly different inscriptions. The first is northwest of Gettysburg on Chambersburg Road. (39.835774° N, 77.245724° W; ) The second is on East Cemetery Hill across from the Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse. (39.821167° N, 77.229215° W; Tour map: East Cemetery Hill; Google maps to both monuments)

1st Corps Headquarters Flag

From the monument on Chambersburg Road:

Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Artillery Brigade

Battery B Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart commanding

July 1 In position about 200 yards south of the Lutheran Theological Seminary until 3 p.m. when ordered to support the Second Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge Half of the Battery in command of Lieut. James Davidson between the Chambersburg Pike and Railroad cut. The other half north of the cut in corner of the woods was actively engaged. The Battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill and went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town two guns on the pike and two in the field two having been disabled.

Casualties killed 2 men, wounded 2 officers and 29 men, missing 3 men. Total 36.

Monument on Cemetery Hill to Battery B, 4th united States Artillery at Gettysburg

Monument on Cemetery Hill

From the monument on Cemetery Hill:

Army of the Potomac
First Corps
Artillery Brigade

Battery B Fourth U.S. Artillery

Six 12 pounders
Lieut. James Stewart commanding

July 1 In position about 200 yards south of the Seminary until 3 p.m. when ordered to the support of Brig. General J. C. Robinson’s Division First Corps and took position on Seminary Ridge one half the Battery between the Chambersburg Pike and the Railroad Cut. The other half north of the cut in the corner of the woods was actively engaged. The battery afterwards retired with the troops to Cemetery Hill where it went into position on the Baltimore Pike opposite the Evergreen Cemetery commanding the approach from the town. Two guns on the Pike and two in the field having been disabled.

July 2 & 3 Remained in this position.

Casualties killed 2 men, wounded 2 officers and 23 men, missing 3 men.

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