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

Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
McIntosh's Battalion - Rice's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. McIntosh's Battalion - Rice's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh's Battalion Rice's Battery
Danville Virginia Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 In position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr's Tavern and firing when Union forces were visible. Enfiladed their line at one time in and near railroad cut.

July 2 Two guns took position here and were actively engaged under heavy fire of sharpshooters and artillery. The other two guns in reserve.

July 3 All the guns were actively engaged in this position.

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° 49.667′ N, 77° 14.691′ 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. McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named
The Danville (Virginia) Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. The Danville (Virginia) Artillery
One of two position tablets for Rice's Battery. This tablet stands behind a stone wall, running north to south along Seminary Ridge, parallel to West Confederate Avenue. The wall is about 15 yards from the road. Notice the platform for an artillery display next to the marker. The guns were removed for maintenance, and possibly placed at more heavily visited locations.
Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 27, 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 783 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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