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The 4th United States Artillery, Battery K is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

September Moved to Washington, D.C. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
March Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
June Attached to Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 25 Oak Grove
June 30 Glendale and Brackett’s
July 1 Malvern Hill
August 5 Malvern Hill
August 16-23 Moved to Alexandria and attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps
November 10-12 Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
February 5-7 Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May Attached to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Lieutenant Francis W. Seely, the battery brought six 12-pounders to the field.

From the monument on Emmitsburg Road at Gettysburg:

July 1 Arrived at night and encamped in a field south of the town between the Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads.

July 2 Went into position at 4 p.m. on the right of Smith’s log house on Emmitsburg Road with Brig. General A.A. Humphreys’s Division Third Corps and soon took position on the left of the log house and at the left of an apple orchard and opened fire on the Confederate infantry as it began to advance.

Hotly engaged with the Confederate infantry and artillery in front on the line from the Evergreen Cemetery to Little Round Top. Lieut. Seeley having been wounded the command devolved on Lieut. Robert James.

July 3 Remained in the position of the previous night.

Casualties: killed 2 men; wounded 1 officer and 18 men; missing 4 men. Lost and disabled 28 horses

July 23 Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 15 McLean’s Ford, Bull Run
November 7-8 Advance to the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 27 Payne’s Farm
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps
May 4-June 12 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 22-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-18 First Assault Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 16 – April 2 Siege of Petersburg
June 22 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains
October 27-28 Hatcher’s Run
December 7-14 Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31
Hatcher’s Run
March 31 White Oak Road
April 2 Sutherland Station
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May March to Washington, D. C.
May 23 Grand Review
June Duty in the Defenses of Washington until August attached to Dept. of Washington, D. C.