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

Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Garden's Battery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Garden's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Henry's Battalion Garden's Battery
The Palmetto Light Artillery

Two Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts

July 2 In reserve near here but not engaged.

July 3 In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 p.m. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.

July 4 Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 p.m. Then withdrew from the field.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.201′ N, 77° 15.241′ 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. Law's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Alabamians! (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade
Garden's Battery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Garden's Battery Tablet
(within shouting distance of this marker); Henry's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Warfield Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Garden's Battery Position
In direct contrast to the text on the tablet, several sources indicate the battery was not posted on Warfield Ridge on July 3. Bradley M. Gottfried, in The Artillery of Gettysburg, indicates that both Garden's and Latham's Batteries were detached from Henry's Battalion and posted to the vicinity of the Peach Orchard. There the batteries engaged Federal guns on both Little Round Top and the south end of Cemetery Ridge.
    — Submitted January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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