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4th United States, Battery (G)
Army USA
Corps 11
Division 3
Brigade Artillery
Commander Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson (mw)
Location East Howard Avenue, Barlow Knoll
Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson Commanding

July 1. Arrived at Gettysburg about 11 A. M. Advanced and took position two sections on Barlow's Knoll the left section detached near Almshouse. Engaged Confederate infantry and artillery on right and left. Lieut. Wilkenson fell early mortally wounded and the command devolved on Lieut. Bancroft. The sections were compelled to change positions several times. Retired about 4 P. M. one section relieving a section of Battery I 1st Ohio on Baltimore Street in covering the retreat. About 5 P. M. took position on Cemetery Hill.

July 2. Moved to rear of Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike. In action at the Cemetery from 4.30 P. M. until 7 P. M.

July 3. About 2 P. M. two sections were engaged in the Cemetery until the repulse of the Confederates.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer and 1 Man Wounded 11 Men Missing 4 Men

Ammunition Expended 1400 rounds 31 Horses Killed

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