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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery
Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

Army of Northern Virginia
 
Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery Tablet
 
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
Dance's Battalion
First Virginia Artillery

Cunningham's, Smith's, Watson's, Griffin's
and Graham's Batteries
Four 20 pounder Parrotts, Four 10 pounder Parrotts
Ten 3 inch Rifles, Two Napoleons

July 1 The Battalion reached the field in evening too late to take part in the battle.

July 2 & 3 The four first named batteries occupied positions at various points on this ridge. Graham's Battery of 20 pounder Parrotts served east of Rock Creek. All were actively engaged.

July 4 At nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 1886 rounds.
Losses killed 3 wounded 19.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.809′ N, 77° 14.652′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Seminary Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge in the Lutheran Theological Seminary, adjacent to 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. Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Samuel Simon Schmucker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Richmond Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Simon Schmucker (about 400 feet away); Valentine Hall (about 500 feet away); Wallace's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Dance's Battalion Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Dance's Battalion Tablet
 

 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 734 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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