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5th United States, Battery (I)
Army USA
Corps 5
Division 3
Brigade Artillery
Commander Lieut. Malbone F. Watson (w)
Location Field northwest of Weikert farm
Four 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Malbone F. Watson Commanding

July 2. About 4.30 P. M. arrived and took position north of Little Round Top 5.30 moved to the front at the Peach Orchard. On the advance of the Confederates driving back the infantry the Battery was retired across Plum Run near the Trostle House and fired shell and canister at the approaching Confederates until the Battery disabled by loss of men and horses was captured by the 21st Mississippi Infantry. It was almost immediately recaptured with the assistance of the 39th New York Infantry and being unserviceable was taken to the Artillery Brigade.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 1 Officer and 18 Men Missing 2 Men

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