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

Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts
Rifles

July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and was actively engaged until night. One rifle burst and a captured 10 pounder Parrott was substituted.

July 3 Two Parrotts moved to right. The other guns 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 position until 6 p.m. Then withdrew from the field.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.122′ N, 77° 15.249′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Warfield Ridge section, at stop seven of the driving tour 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
Reilly's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Reilly's Battery Position
On either side of the tablet are concrete platforms for artillery pieces. The pieces have been removed for either maintenance or relocation to other points on the battlefield. This is the general location occupied by the battery on July 2. But a section (the rifled guns) were advanced on July 3 first to the west, and then back to the east. See nearby tablet by the same name.
. Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabamians! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Law's Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Reilly's Gunner's View of Little Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Reilly's Gunner's View of Little Round Top
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then and 88 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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