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

McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

Army of Northern Virginia

 
Pegram's Battalion - McGraw's Battery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Pegram's Battalion - McGraw's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
Pegram's Battalion McGraw's Battery
The Purcell Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 In position south of the Chambersburg pike on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern and actively engaged.

July 2 Early in the morning occupied this position and took part in the day's conflict with the Union batteries and now an then dropped a shell among the busy sharpshooters.

July 3 Remained here and actively participated in all the operations of the artillery.

July 4 Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.27′ N, 77° 14.756′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the McMillan Woods section of Confederate Avenue, opposite the entrance to the McMillan Woods Youth Campground, in 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. Thomas's Brigade (a few steps from this marker);
The Purcell Artillery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Purcell Artillery Position
Platforms for two artillery pieces represent the battery's position for a portion of the battle. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration.
Lane's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pender's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 15, 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 1,022 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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