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

Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two Napoleons and Two 3 inch Rifles

July 2 In position here and actively engaged under the heavy fire of Union Sharpshooters and artillery.

July 3 Remained in this position all day and actively engaged.

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

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.624′ N, 77° 14.678′ 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. Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia
Johnson's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Johnson's Battery Position
Flanking the tablet are two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons, both made at the Columbus Arsenal, Georgia. Some sources place Johnson's Battery further to the north, nearer the Schultz House.
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from 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); Watson's Battery - Dance'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 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate 12-pounder Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Confederate 12-pounder Napoleon
This example of the Confederate manufacture Napoleon was cast at the Confederate Arsenal, Columbus, Georgia. The piece is a classic example of the "Type 5" Confederate Napoleon. Unlike the Federal type, these Confederate guns have no muzzle swell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 5 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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