Antietam, a Virtual Tour
Battery B, 4th U.S

Courtesy of Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq., Princeton Jct., NJ

(2007) Battery B, 4th U.S. Across Hagerstown Turnpike from near the southwest corner of the Miller cornfield. Bugler John Cook, who enlisted at age 13, worked as a cannoneer and was awarded the Medal of Honor, one of the youngest recipients in history. General John Gibbon personally worked as a gunner and cannoneer

From the NPS Cornfield Trail:

Stop 7 - Battery B, 4th U.S.
Just across the road are two cannons representing Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery. Battery B moved forward with the initial Union attack. As soon as the guns moved into this position, they came under intense fire from Stonewall Jackson's men. Although Battery B suffered nearly 50% casualties in the fighting, it's firepower, coupled with the musketry of Hooker's infantry, and the timely arrival of the 12th Corps, helped shatter Hood's counterattack

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