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5th United States, Battery (K)
Army USA
Corps 12
Division 2
Brigade Artillery
Commander Lieut. David H. Kinzie
Location Culp's Hill summit
Four 12 Pounders
Lieut. David H. Kinzie Commanding

July 1. Marched to within a mile and half of Gettysburg.

July 2. At daylight took position to command a gap between the First and Twelfth Corps. At 5 P. M. one section was placed on the summit of Culp's Hill and assisted in silencing Confederate batteries on Benner's Hill. At 6 P. M. rejoined the Battery at the foot of Powers' Hill.

July 3. At 1 A. M. posted with Lieut. S. T Rugg's Battery F 4th U. S. Artillery on the south side of Baltimore Pike opposite the centre of the line of the Twelfth Corps. At 4.30 A. M. opened fire on the Confederates in possession of the line vacated by the Twelfth Corps the preceding night. Firing continued at intervals until after 10 A. M. when the Confederates were driven out. Remained in the same position exposed to the severe shelling which came over Cemetery Hill in the afternoon.

Casualties Wounded 5 Men

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