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The monument to Battery E is south of Gettysburg on Bushman Hill, south of South Confederate Avenue and west of Big Round Top. (39.78468° N, 77.2473° W; Google map; Tour map: Bushman Hill & Slyder Farm) The battery is also referenced on a War Department marker at Antietam.

Monument to the 4th United States Artillery, Battery E at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Brigade Horse Artillery

Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery

Four 3 inch rifles
Lieut. Samuel S. Elder commanding

July 3 Arrived on the field and took position on a hill southwest of Round Top and engaged under Brig. General E. J. Farnsworth in the afternoon against the Confederate right.

Casualties: killed 1 man

Signs (below) mark both ends of the steep trail that loops off South Confederate Avenue to the hilltop monument.

Directional marker to the 5th new York Cavalry and 4th United States Artillery, battery E monuments at Gettysburg

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