Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion
Pender's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion Ward's Battery
The Madison (Miss.) Light Artillery
Three Napoleons, one 12-pounder Howitzer
July 2 Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position about 400 yards eastward from this point.
July 3 The Napoleons participated actively in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault withdrawing afterward to a position near here. The Howitzer was kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but was held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.
July 4 In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses not reported in detail.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.867′ N, 77° 15.019′ 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 near the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary Ridge 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 Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Posey's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . The Field of Pickett's Charge. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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