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

Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion

Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly
1. Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker
This is a photo of the battery tablet from the park archives. The tablet is in pieces, stored in the park archives. It may be years, if ever, before it is put back in place on the battlefield.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Dearing's Battalion Blount's Battery

Four Napoleons

July 3 Advanced to the front about daybreak. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of the Emmitsburg road 200 yards from the Roger's House and remained there for hours unengaged. When the signal guns were fired about 1 p.m. moved forward to the crest of the hill and took an active part in the cannonade. But its ammunition being exhausted as Longstreet's infantry was advancing and all efforts to procure a fresh supply proving fruitless the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4 In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws's Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 48.353′ N, 77° 15.372′ W. Marker was near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker was 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 was in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Dearing's Battalion - Blount's Battery Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Dearing's Battalion - Blount's Battery Tablet Location
The Tablet for Blount's Battery is currently removed for maintenance. Two 12-pdr Confederate Napoleons represent the battery, however during the fighting on July 3, the battery was posted further to the east, closer to Emmitsburg Road.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Lieutenant General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (about 400 feet away); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 700 feet away); 3rd Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Cannonade. Details of the artillery barrage which supported Longstreet's assault of July 3. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Augusta Foundry Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Augusta Foundry Napoleon
The two guns representing Blount's Battery were cast at Augusta Foundry, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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