4th Independent Battery
Taken from Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg)
by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and
Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902.
4th New York Independent Battery.
On hill overlooking the Devil's Den. The guns are pointing south, from which
direction came the opening attack in the battle of the second day.
Front - 4TH NEW YORK INDPT BATTERY
(SMITH'S) ARTILLERY BRIGADE
3D CORPS. JULY 2, 1863 — 2 TO 5 P. M.
2 KILLED, 10 WOUNDED 1 CAPTURED
AT THE TIME OF THE ASSAULT BY HOOD'S DIVISION OF THE
CONFEDERATE ARMY THIS
BATTERY SUPPORTED BY THE
FOURTH MAINE INFANTRY
FORMED THE EXTREME LEFT
OF THE THIRD CORPS LINE.
THREE GUNS OF THE TWO SECTIONS
IN ACTION ON THIS CREST WERE
CAPTURED BY THE CONFEDERATES.
THE THIRD SECTION WAS IN
POSITION TO THE RIGHT AND
REAR AND CONTINUED THE ACTION
UNTIL NEARLY 6 P. M.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
March 14, 2006