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

Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion Tablet
The tablet was recently restored and remounted.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Artillery Reserve
Nelson's Battalion - Massie's Battery
Fulvanna Virginia Artillery

One 3 inch Rifle, Three Napoleons

July 1 The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

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 night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.

July 3 Ordered to the extreme left of Confederate line. At midnight moved with Johnson's Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4 Took position on the ridge west of town and at midnight moved on the march to Hagerstown.

No report of casualties or ammunition expended.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.828′ N, 77° 12.742′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hanover Road (State Highway 116), on the right when traveling north. 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
Nelson's Battalion - Massie's Battery Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Nelson's Battalion - Massie's Battery Tablet Location
The tablet was removed recently for maintenance. The support stands between two concrete platforms for artillery pieces.
walking distance of this marker. Kirkpatrick's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 800 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. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion Tablet
The tablet and stands of cannon balls.
Kirkpatrick's and Massie's Batteries Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Kirkpatrick's and Massie's Batteries Positions
Looking from the vicinity of the Massie's Battery tablet to the northeast. Kirkpatrick's and Massie's batteries were posted along this high ground in the center of this photo with orders to provide covering fire for the Confederate infantry engaged around Culp's Hill and East Cemetery Hill from the night of July 2, into the early morning hours of July 3. The position held here had previously been occupied by Graham's Battery during the fighting in the afternoon of July 2.
 
 
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