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

Jones's Artillery Battalion

Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Carrington's, Tanner's, Green's, Garber's
Batteries
Two 10 Pounder Parrotts, Six 3 Inch Rifles
Eight Napoleons

July 1 Arrived on the field with Early's Division about 2.45 p.m. Moved into battery 400 yards east of this position opened an effective enfilading fire from twelve guns on Eleventh Corps and a flank fire on Infantry retiring from Seminary Ridge. Ceased firing as the Confederate Infantry advanced.

July 2 The battalion remained in the same position. Not actively engaged.

July 3 Occupied same position. Not actively engaged.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.041′ N, 77° 13.076′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Jones Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Old Harrisburg Road. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
Intersection with Jones Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Intersection with Jones Avenue
Carrington's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Kime Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Jacob Kime Farm (about 500 feet away); Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Josiah Benner Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); 54th New York Infantry (approx. half a mile 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. Jones Avenue and Jones Battalion Markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lt. Col. Jones's Official Report. Jones summarizes the action on July 1: On the advance of General Gordon's brigade from our right, we directed our fire farther to the left, on the disordered masses of the enemy that were rapidly retreating before our troops. This was continued until the advance of our men rendered it dangerous to continue firing from that position. I immediately, by order of General Early, sent Captain Carrington's battery across the creek to take position in front of Gettysburg, but, moving with all rapidity,
Jones Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Jones Avenue
Looking west down the Avenue toward the Old Harrisburg Road. At the time of the battle this area was open ground, with an unobstructed view to the west and southwest. On July 1, 1863, the slight rise here allowed Confederate gunners to sweep Barlow's Knoll and fire into the back side of Seminary Ridge to the west of Gettysburg.
as it did, before it could reach any position the enemy had been driven through the town by Hays' brigade. In the first position we occupied, three guns were temporarily disabled by having shots wedged in the bores, and one Napoleon permanently disabled by being struck on the face of the muzzle and bent by a solid shot from the enemy.
(Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Jones' Battalion Avenue: A Seldom Visited Gettysburg Location. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 864 times since then. 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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