The monument to the 1st Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue. (Hancock Avenue Part 2 tour map)
From the monument
1st U. S. Battery H
Lieut. Chandler P. Eakin Lieut. Philip D. Mason
July 2. and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.
3d U. S. Batteries F and K
Lieut. John G. Turnbull
July 2. Engaged on Emmitsburg Road on right of the Smith House.
July 3. On and near Cemetery Ridge.
4th U. S. Battery C
Lieut. Evan Thomas
July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Ridge on left of Second Corps.
5th U. S. Battery C
Lieut. Julian V. Weir
July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Ridge and in front on left of Second Corps.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer 12 Men Wounded 4 Officers 49 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 68
Captain Dunbar R. Ransom
Captain Dunbar R. Ransom commanded the brigade at Gettysburg. Ransom was born in North Carolina but grew up in Vermont. His father was the colonel of the 9th United States Infantry who was killed in the Mexican War and his brother Thomas became a brigadier general in the Western Theater of the Civil War. After attending but not graduating from the United States Military Academy Dunbar was appointed lieutenant in the 3rd United States Artillery in 1855.
With the outbreak of the Civil War Ransom was promoted to captain and given command of Battery C, 5th United States Artillery. He led the battery at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. After Chancellorsville Randall was given command of the 1st Regular Brigade of the Artillery Reserve. Ransom was wounded by a sharpshooter on July 2.
Battery C was sent to New York during the draft riots. When it returned to the Army of the Potomac it became part of the 2nd Horse Artillery Brigade. Randall took command of the brigade in May of 1864 and commanded Batteries CF&K (combined) of the 3rd United States Artillery in Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah, remaining with the department until the end of the war.
Location of the monument to the 1st Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Hancock Avenue. It is across the street to the west of the State of Pennsylvania monument. (39°48’26.4″N 77°14’08.1″W)