United States Regiments & Batteries * United States Regulars

Battery F is honored by two identical monuments at Gettysburg shared with Battery K.


October Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Battery K, 3rd United States Artillery, and assigned to the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
March Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula.
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
May Attached to 5th Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-23 Moved to Alexandria
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December 12-15 Movement to Falmouth, Va. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
January-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
May Attached to 1st Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Battery F was consolidated with Battery K during the battle. They were commanded by Lieutenant John C. Turnbull, and brought six 12-pounders to the field, losing 1 officer and 8 men killed, 14 men wounded and 1 man missing. Four of the battery’s guns were lost during the fighting along Emmitsburg Road on July 2, but were recaptured later in the battle.

From the monuments:

July 1 Took position on crest of hill near General Meade’s Headquarters.

July 2 Moved to a position on the right of a log house on the Emmitsburg road with General A. A. Humphreys’ Division Third Corps. Engaged here but was compelled to retire with the loss of 45 horses killed and 4 guns which were afterwards recaptured.

July 3 Went into position near Taneytown Road on the left of Cemetery Hill.

October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Rappahannock Station
November Attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
February Consolidated with Battery C, 3rd United States Artillery