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

The Bedford Virginia Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander's Battalion Jordon's Battery
The Bedford Virginia Artilery

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 2 Took position here 4:30 p.m. Fired a few rounds at the Peach Orchard. Joined the infantry charge and afterwards occupied position on crest near the Peach Orchard and was actively engaged until night.

July 3 Remained near the same position which was on the main artillery line took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and aided in supporting that assault. Retired from the front after night.

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

Losses serious but not reported in detail
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.028′ 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, just north of the Longstreet Observation tower. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet
Two cannon which represent Jordon's Battery have been removed for maintenance. They did sit atop the concrete platforms flanking the tablet.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - East View (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - South View (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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