From the monument:
Battery C, 5th United States Artillery
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Gulian V. Weir commanding
July 2 Arrived at Gettysburg from near Taneytown and in the afternoon was ordered to the front and by direction of Major General W.S. Hancock took position 500 yards further to the front and by order of Brig. General John Gibbon opened fire on the Confederates on the left front. The Confederates in front advanced to within a few yards no infantry opposing. Three of the guns were captured by the Confederates and drawn off to the Emmitsburg Road but were recaptured by the 13th Vermont and another regiment.
July 3 In the rear of the line until Longstreet’s Assault was made when the Battery was moved up to Brig. General A.S. Webb’s line and opened with canister at short range on the advancing Confederates. At 6:30 p.m. returned to the Artillery Reserve.
Casualties: killed 2 men wounded 2 officers and 12 men.
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