Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heth's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
Grandy's, Moore's, Lewis's, and Maurin's
Four Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts
Seven 3 inch Rifles, Two 12 pounder Howitzers
July 1, 2, 3, 4 The Parrotts and Rifles took part in the battle in different position on each of the three days their most active service being on the second day in this position.
The Napoleons and Howitzers were in reserve and not actively engaged at any time. All withdrew from the field on the fourth day but not at the same hour nor by the same route.
Losses Wounded 5, missing 17. Total 22.
Horses killed or disabled 13.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.452′ N, 77° 14.709′ 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, just north of the McMillan House 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 Lewis's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Perrin's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Maurin's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Griffin's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pender's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Lieut. Col. John J. Garnett. Regarding the fires of the rifled guns on July 2, Garnett wrote:
At 3 p.m., when the engagement became general, these pieces opened fire upon the enemy's batteries opposite, which they kept up without cessation until about thirty minutes before sunset. Just as the sun had disappeared behind the horizon, the enemy's guns were observed to be turned upon a portion of General Ewell's forces, which had attacked them in the rear, when Major Richardson, by opening upon them with his nine rifles, succeeded in diverting their fire. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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