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

Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery

One Napoleon, Three 10 pounder Parrotts
One 3 inch Navy Parrott, One 12 pounder Howitzer

July 2 Five of the guns were in position here and actively engaged under a heavy fire of artillery. The Howitzer was detached and served with Patterson's Battery south of Spangler's Woods.

July 3 Remained here and participated 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 Killed 1, wounded 7, missing 2.

Ammunition expended 506 rounds.

Horses killed or disabled 9.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.159′ N, 77° 14.827′ 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 Seminary Ridge 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. Brockenbrough's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Army Corps
Sumter Artillery, Company A Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Sumter Artillery, Company A Position
Another name used by Ross' Battery was Company A, Sumter Artillery. The battery location is represented by a 12-pounder Confederate Napoleon and a replica 10-pounder Parrott Rifle.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Line of Battle (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. History of the Sumter Artillery Battalion. Ross' Battery was Company A of this Battalion from Georgia. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Rare Make of Confederate Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. A Rare Make of Confederate Napoleon
Confederate Napoleons are rare compared to their more numerous Federal counterparts. Quinby & Robinson, of Memphis, Tennessee, one of seven known manufacturers of the Confederate Napoleons, produced eight. Of those eight, two are cataloged survivors, both at Gettysburg. This particular example differs from other Napoleons with a "chase ring" about an inch from the muzzle.
Ross' Battery View of the Federal Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Ross' Battery View of the Federal Line
Looking from the battery location to the east at the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge. The Bliss Farm and orchard stood about mid-way between Seminary and Cemetery Ridges, and served as an operating base for Federal sharpshooters.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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