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

Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Three guns were in position on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern actively engaged and did effective service. The other was disabled for the day by accident while hastening into action.

July 2 Early in the morning took position here and at intervals was engaged with the Union batteries endeavoring especially to enfilade them when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3 Took an active part in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

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° 49.239′ N, 77° 14.774′ 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, just south of 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.
The Pee Dee Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Pee Dee Artillery Position
Two empty carriages and a platform for a third artillery piece represent the battery's position along West Confederate Avenue. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration. The tree standing behind the tablet is a "witness tree" and dates to the time of the battle.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 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
 
The Battery's View of the Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. The Battery's View of the Battlefield
For July 2 and 3, the battery had a sweeping view of the battlefield from Cemetery Ridge to the left over to the round tops on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 4 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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