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

Eshleman's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Eshleman's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Eshleman's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion

The Washington Louisiana Artillery
Miler's, Squires's, Richardson's, and Norcom's
Batteries
Eight Napoleons and Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 3 Arrived on the field before daylight and was engaged all day. Captured one 3 inch Rifle.

July 4 At 9 a.m. ordered to Cashtown to reinforce the Cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses Killed 3 wounded 26 missing 18. Total 45.

Horses killed and disabled 37. Guns disabled 3
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.185′ N, 77° 15.359′ 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 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion
Eshleman's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Eshleman's Battalion Tablet
Fittingly, Eshleman's Battalion tablet stands in front of the Louisiana State Memorial. Eshleman's Battalion comprised of four batteries of the famed Washington Artillery, of New Orleans.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  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 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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