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

Henry's Battalion

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Henry's Battalion Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Henry's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Henry's Battalion

Reilly's, Bachman's, Garden's
and Latham's Batteries
Eleven Napoleons, Four 10 pounder Parrotts,
Two 3 inch Rifles, one 12 pounder Howitzer
and one 6 pounder bronze gun

July 2-3 Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets of the several batteries. The Howitzer, the Bronze gun and one 3 inch Rifle were disabled and three captured 10 pounder Parrotts substituted.

July 4 On a line a little west of this until 6 p.m. then withdrew from the field.

Ammunition expended about 1500 rounds.
Losses Killed 4 wounded 23.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.27′ N, 77° 15.239′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Warfield Ridge section of 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. Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade
Henry's Battalion Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Henry's Battalion Tablet
The tablet stands in the two lane section of South Confederate Avenue, near the picnic area.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Alabamians! (about 500 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 500 feet away); Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Warfield Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Maj. M. W. Henry. Major Henry provided little more than an itinerary of the battalions movements. For July 2, he simply stated:
Left camp, marched to Gettysburg, and took position in the afternoon on the right of our line, and engaged the enemy's artillery with two batteries, Captains Reilly and Latham. During the evening, one 3-inch rifle belonging to Captain Reilly's battery burst. Captured and brought off the field this night three 10-pounder Parrott rifles. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Henry's Battalion Engages the Federal Left Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Henry's Battalion Engages the Federal Left
Looking from South Confederate Avenue, past the Slyder farm in the center toward Little Round Top (bare slope to the left) and Big Round Top (to the right). Federal forces on Houck's Ridge in front of Little Round Top were the initial targets of Henry's guns. Later, as the battle evolved, the gunners found targets on Little Round Top as Federal reinforcements arrived.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 31 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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