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

Wallace's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
McIntosh's Battalion - Wallace's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. McIntosh's Battalion - Wallace's Battery Tablet
The "tab" listing the Army of Northern Virginia, Hill's Corps and the Artillery Reserve has been removed. The slot can be seen on the top edge.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh's Battalion Wallace's Battery
Second Rockbridge Artillery

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 In position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr's Tavern and actively engaged advancing in the evening.

July 2 Occupied this position and was actively engaged. Had one gun disabled.

July 3 Remained here and was actively engaged.

July 4 Withdrew at evening to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.715′ N, 77° 14.664′ 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 Schultz Woods section of Seminary Ridge on Confederate Avenue 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. Hurt's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion
Second Rockbridge Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Second Rockbridge Artillery Position
The stone wall in front of the tablet runs roughly parallel to West Confederate Avenue, north to south, long Seminary Ridge. The wall is about 10 yards from the road at this point. Notice the metal anchor point (red tape on the ground, just to the right of the tablet) for an artillery piece display. The guns in this section of the battlefield were removed for use in more heavily visited areas.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Army of Northern Virginia (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (about 500 feet 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. Gettysburg Markers and Monuments near the Schultz Woods
 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Schultz Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Schultz Woods
The actual position of the battery might have been further to the south, along the avenue, just where Schultz Woods breaks away from the paved road. From this position, the battery had a field of view which included Cemetery Hill and Federal positions to the south along the ridge extending from that high ground.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 701 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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