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

Nelson's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Nelson's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Nelson's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Artillery Reserve
Nelson's Battalion

Kirkpatrick's, Massie's, and Milledge's Batteries
One 10 Pounder Parrott - Four 3 Inch Rifles
Six Napoleons

July 1 The Battalion arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day was ordered to report to the Chief of Artillery Rodes's Division.

July 2 Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 a.m. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until the night when the Battalion returned to the position of the morning.

July 3 Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line to find a position to withdraw the fire from the Confederate Infantry. Opened about 12 m. firing 20 to 25 rounds.
At midnight moved with Johnson's Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4 Was ordered to take position on the ridge west of town. At night took up the line of march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 48 rounds - Casualties not reported
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.791′ N, 77° 12.76′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hanover
Nelson's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Nelson's Battalion Tablet
The supports for three additional tablets stand on line around the tablet for Nelson's Battalion. The other tablets were taken down for routine maintenance.
Road (State Highway 116), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the Benner's Hill section of Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Kirkpatrick's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Benner's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latimer's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nelson's Battalion View of Culp's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Nelson's Battalion View of Culp's Hill
During the night of July 2-3, 1863, Nelson's guns were placed just north of Hanover Road, not far from where Latimer's Battalion had been posted earlier on July 2. Nelson's Battalion had the task of drawing fire away from the Confederate infantry which was still heavily engaged on Culp's Hill in the early morning hours of July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 15 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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