Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Stribling's, Caskie's, Macon's, and Blount's
Two 20 pounder Parrotts, Three 10 pounder Parrotts
One 3 inch Rifle and Twelve Napoleons
July 3 Advanced to the front about daybreak and took a conspicuous part in the battle. In the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault it fired by Battery and very effectively. Having exhausted its ammunition and being unable to obtain a fresh supply it was withdrawn from the field about 4 p.m.
July 4 In line of battle all day with McLaws's Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.
Losses. Killed 8, wounded 17. Total 25. Horses killed and disabled 37.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.305′ N, 77° 15.366′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Amphitheater Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Great Cannonade. The Confederate bombardment of the Federal lines, preparing for Longstreet's Assault on July 3, was among the largest artillery barrages ever in the western hemisphere. (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Maj. James Dearing. Of the great cannonade, Dearing wrote:
When the signal guns were fired, I at once brought my battalion in battery to the front, and commenced firing slowly and deliberately. To insure more accuracy and to guard against the waste of ammunition, I fired by battery. The firing on the part of my battalion (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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