Union Headquarters monuments > Artillery Reserve

The monument to the Second Volunteer Brigade of the Army of the Potomac’s Artillery Reserve is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Baltimore Pike, 130 feet southeast of the Evergreen Cemetery gatehouse. (Tour map: East Cemetery Hill)

The two Connecticut heavy artillery batteries in the brigade were left behind at Westminster, Maryland as it was believed they would not be suitable for the rapid movements of the campaign. However, Brigadier General Henry Hunt Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac, regretted not bringing them and felt they would have done good service.

Monument to the 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Artillery Reserve
Second Volunteer Brigade
Capt. Elijah D. Taft

1st Conn. Heavy Battery B
Capt. Albert F. Brooker
Not engaged

1st Conn. Heavy Battery M
Capt. Franklin A. Pratt
Not engaged

2d Conn. Battery
Capt. John W. Sterling

July 2. Reinforced Third Corps line and late in the day retired and formed line under Lieut. Col. F. McGilvery on left of Second Corps.

5th New York Battery
Capt. Elijah D. Taft

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 5 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 8