Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
Carter's, Fry's, Page's, and Reese's Batteries
Four 10 pounder Parrotts, Six 3 inch Rifles and
July 1 Arrived on the field soon after noon and rendered very effective service in the day's battle.
July 2 Held in readiness for action but was not engaged.
July 3 The Parrotts and Rifled guns were placed on Seminary Ridge near the railroad cut and took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.
July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses. Killed 6 wounded 35 missing 24. Total 65.
Ammunition expended 1898 rounds.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.873′ N, 77° 14.576′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Oak Hill, near the Eternal Light Peace Memorial (Stop 2 of the driving tour) 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 Iverson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Orange Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Rodes Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); The Morris Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jeff Davis Artillery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Oak Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Carter. Col. Carter describes the actions of his guns succinctly in his official report:
The batteries fired with very decided effect, compelling the infantry to take shelter in the railroad cut, and causing them to change front on their right. The enemy's guns replied slowly. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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