Monument to the 2nd US Horse Artillery, Battery (A). Location: Chambersburg Pike and Stone Avenue. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC CAVALRY CORPS SECOND BRIGADE HORSE ARTILLERY BATTERY A SECOND U. S. ARTILLERY SIX 3 INCH RIFLES Lieut. John H. Calef Commanding June 30. Arrived in the evening from Emmitsburg and took position on the Chambersburg Pike. July 1. Advanced with the Cavalry went into position with right section on right of the road left section on the left and centre with Col. Wm. Chamble's Brigade on the right of Fairfield Road. The first Union gun of the battle was fired from right section and the positions held under a severe fire until the First Corps arrived about 10 A. M. The Battery was then relieved by Capt. J. A. Hall's 2D Maine Battery and after being supplied with ammunition returned about 3 P M. but under a front and enfilading fire it retired to a line in front of Cemetery Ridge and towards night moved to the left about a mile and bivouacked for the night near theThird Corps. July 2. A. M. marched with the First Brigade of Major General John Buford's Division to Taneytown en route to Westminster. Casualties Wounded 12 Men Lost 13 Horses Killed

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Monument to the 2nd US Horse Artillery, Battery (A). Location: Chambersburg Pike and Stone Avenue. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC CAVALRY CORPS SECOND BRIGADE HORSE ARTILLERY BATTERY A SECOND U. S. ARTILLERY SIX 3 INCH RIFLES Lieut. John H. Calef Commanding June 30. Arrived in the evening from Emmitsburg and took position on the Chambersburg Pike. July 1. Advanced with the Cavalry went into position with right section on right of the road left section on the left and centre with Col. Wm. Chamble's Brigade on the right of Fairfield Road. The first Union gun of the battle was fired from right section and the positions held under a severe fire until the First Corps arrived about 10 A. M. The Battery was then relieved by Capt. J. A. Hall's 2D Maine Battery and after being supplied with ammunition returned about 3 P M. but under a front and enfilading fire it retired to a line in front of Cemetery Ridge and towards night moved to the left about a mile and bivouacked for the night near theThird Corps. July 2. A. M. marched with the First Brigade of Major General John Buford's Division to Taneytown en route to Westminster. Casualties Wounded 12 Men Lost 13 Horses Killed

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