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15th New York Light Artillery, Battery
Army USA
Corps RES
Division n/a
Brigade 1
Commander Capt. Patrick Hart (w)
Location South Hancock Avenue, Cemetery Ridge
Four 12 Pounders
Captain Patrick Hart Commanding

July 2. Engaged in the Peach Orchard retired about dark and reported to Brig. General R. 0. Tyler Artillery Reserve.

July 3. Ordered early to the front and took position in the Battalion on the left of Battery E. 5th Massachusetts. Directed by Maj. General Hancock to open on the Confederate batteries with solid shot and shell. Upon the advance of the Confederate infantry fired shell and shrapnel and canister when the line was within 500 yards. A second line advancing was met with double canister which dispersed it. The fire of the Battery was then directed against the artillery on the Confederate right and several caissons and limbers were exploded by the shells.

July 4. Remained in this position until noon.

Casualties Killed 3 Men Wounded 2 Officers and 11 Men Total 16

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