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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 2 Two guns took position here and were actively engaged under the heavy fire of Union Sharpshooters and artillery. Two guns of the Battery were in reserve.

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

July 4 Withdrew in the night to Marsh Creek on the Fairfiled Road.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.659′ N, 77° 14.668′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located opposite the Schultz Woods section of Seminary Ridge, in front of the National Guard Armory, 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. A different marker also named Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance
Danville (Virginia) Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Danville (Virginia) Artillery Position
Two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons represent the position occupied by the battery for July 2 and 3.
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); McIntosh's Battalion (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). 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
 
Confederate Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Confederate Napoleon
Both guns at the tablet were produced by Macon Arsenal, Georgia. The Arsenal produced some eighty examples during the war. This 12-pounder has the seat for the rear sight still attached at the breech.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 2 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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