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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexander's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Alexander's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Alexander's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander's Battalion

Woolfolk's Jordon's Parker's Taylor's
Moody's and Rhett's Batteries
Two 20 pounder Parrotts, One 10 Pounder Parrott
Seven 3 inch Rifles, Six Napoleons
Four 24 Pounder Howitzers, Four 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2 Came into position on this line about 4 p.m. Advanced soon after with the infantry and occupied a line on the crest near the Peach Orchard

July 3 In the line on ridge from Peach Orchard to N.E. corner of Spangler's Woods. Aided in the cannonade and supported Longstreet's assault

July 4 In position near here until 4 p.m. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road

Losses killed 19 wounded 114 missing 6
Horses killed or disabled 116
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.061′ N, 77° 15.375′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Click for map. Located near stop six (Pitzer Woods) of the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park,
Alexander's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Alexander's Battalion Tablet
just north of the Longstreet Observation tower. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); The Bedford Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. General James Longstreet (about 400 feet away); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (about 400 feet away); Longstreet Tower - East View (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Anderson's Battalion Tablets along West Confederate Avenue.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander's Account of Gettysburg. After the war, E.P. Alexander wrote this account of the Gettysburg Campaign. (Submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Alexander's Battalion Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Alexander's Battalion Line
Alexander's Battalion (six batteries) was aligned near the modern day West Confederate Avenue prior to the assault into the Peach Orchard salient on July 2. Later the batteries were withdrawn to near this same line on the evening of July 3. This view looks north from the Longstreet Observation tower. Individual tablets nearby indicate the general location of the batteries.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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