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

Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
Dance's Battalion Cunningham's Battery
The Powhatan Artillery
Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the Battle.

July 2 Early in the morning took position here. Opened fire about 4 p.m. upon the batteries on Cemetery Hill and continued firing until dark.

July 3 Remained here all day. Took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault. At night withdrew to camp in rear.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 308 rounds.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.785′ N, 77° 14.649′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminary Avenue and West Middle Street (Pennsylvania Highway 116), on the right when traveling south on Seminary Avenue. 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
Cunningham's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Cunningham's Battery Tablet
distance of this marker. Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Samuel Simon Schmucker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Richmond Howitzers (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Wallace's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Samuel Simon Schmucker (about 500 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 500 feet away); Hurt's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battery's View of Gettysburg image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. The Battery's View of Gettysburg
Looking down West Middle Street toward Gettysburg. With the growth of the town, the line of site to Cemetery Hill considerably different today than at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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