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There are two monuments to Battery K at Gettysburg, both with identical inscriptions. They are on Baltimore Pike at Hunt Avenue and on the summit of Culp’s Hill next to the observation tower. (Culp’s Hill North tour map)

Monument to the 5th United States Artillery, Battery K on Hunt Avenue at Gettysburg

Monument to Battery K, 5th United States Artillery on Hunt Avenue at Gettysburg

12th Corps Headquarters flag

From the monuments

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Battery K Fifth U.S. Artillery

Four 12 Pounders
Lieut. David H. Kinzie commanding

July 1 Marched to within a mile and a half of Gettysburg

July 2 At Daylight took position to command a gap between the First and Twelfth Corps. At 5 p.m. one section was placed on the summit of Culp’s Hill and assisted in silencing Confederate Batteries on Benner’s Hill. At 6 p.m. rejoined the battery at the foot of Power’s Hill

July 3 At 1 p.m. posted with Battery F 4th U.S. Artillery on the south side of Baltimore Pike opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps. At 4:30 a.m. opened fire on the Confederates in possession of the line vacated by the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Firing continued at intervals until after 10 a.m. when the Confederates were driven out. Remained in the same position exposed to the severe shelling which came over Cemetery Hill in the afternoon.

Casualties Wounded 5 men

Monument to the 5th United States Artillery, Battery K at Gettysburg

Monument to Battery K 5th United States Artillery at Gettysburg


Location of the monuments to Battery K at Gettysburg

There are two identical monuments to Battery K at Gettysburg. One is on the south side of Hunt Avenue just west of Baltimore Pike. (39°48’46.8″N 77°13’25.3″W)

The other monument is at the base of the observation tower at the summit of Culp’s Hill. (39°49’12.3″N 77°13’13.1″W)

See more on the history of Battery K, 5th United States Artillery in the Civil War.