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“Martin’s Battery”

The monument to Fifth United States Artillery, Battery F is on the east side of Hancock Avenue in Ziegler’s Grove. (Tour map: Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove) The monument is the first of several relocated after the removal of the old Cyclorama Building. The monument had been moved some distance to the north when the building was built in the 1960’s, but has now been returned to its original location.
Monument to the 5th United States Artillery, Battery F at Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Lieutenant Leonard Martin, a Wisconsin graduate of West Point (USMA ’61).

6th Corps Headquarters Flag
Monument to the 5th United States Artillery, Battery F at Gettysburg

Looking southwest at the restored monument, which stands roughly at the site of the old Cyclorama building’s ranger desk. The sidewalk which led to the building’s east entrance is behind the left cannon.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Artillery Brigade 

Battery F Fifth U. S. Artillery
Six 10 Pounder Parrotts
Lieut. Leonard Martin Commanding

 July 2. Arrived in the afternoon with the Corps and held in reserve.

July 3. Brought up to Ziegler’s Grove in rear of Third Division Second Corps on the repulse of Longstreet’s assault.

See more on Battery F, 5th United States Artillery in the Civil War