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

Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two 20 pounder Parrotts, Three 3 inch Navy Parrotts

July 2 In position here actively engaged and exposed all the while to a heavy fire from the Union artillery.

July 3 Remained here and took part in all the artillery conflicts of the day including that which preceded Longstreet's assault.

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

Losses Wounded 9, missing 2.

Ammunition expended 406 rounds.

Horses killed or disabled 20.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.101′ N, 77° 14.862′ 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, near the North Carolina State Memorial. 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. Davis's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Line of Battle (a few steps from this marker); Heth's Division
Lane's Battalion - Wingfield's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Lane's Battalion - Wingfield's Battery Position
The Battery was also called Company C, Sumter (GA) Artillery. A platform for an artillery piece is beside the tablet. The gun has been removed for maintenance and restoration.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Wingfield's Battery was Company C of this Battalion from Georgia. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2.9 inch or 10 pounder Parrott image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. 2.9 inch or 10 pounder Parrott
This Parrott Rifle, along with a 3-inch version, stand near the walkway to the North Carolina Memorial. Representing both Ross' and Wingfield's Batteries. This particular piece was produced in 1861 by West Point Foundry. The nearby 3-inch version (slightly larger to conform with standard ammunition calibers), was made in 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 9 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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