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

A section: Two 10 pounder Parrotts

July 3 These guns were detached and first occupied position 300 yards west of this hotly engaged with the artillery of the Union Cavalry Division down the Emmitsburg Road. When the Cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth charged into the valley of Plum Run they were placed here aided in repelling that charge and guarded this flank until night.

July 4 Rejoined the Battery and shared in all its movements.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.058′ N, 77° 15.147′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. 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. Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (about 500 feet away); a different
Position of the Rifled Gun Section Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Position of the Rifled Gun Section
This represents the position occupied by the section in the late afternoon of July 3.
marker also named Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Third Division (about 700 feet away); 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabamians! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law's Brigade (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
 
The Section's View of the Slyder Farms Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Section's View of the Slyder Farms
Looking northeast from the tablet location. Several different interpretations exist regarding the ground over which Farnsworth's charge occurred. The park service is in the process of restoring the historical tree lines in this section of the park, which may clarify (or further obscure) the interpretation.
Rifled Section Defends Emmitsburg Road Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
4. Rifled Section Defends Emmitsburg Road
Looking south on Emmitsburg Road from the Battlefield's south information center. The rifled section was likely deployed in what is today a wooded thicket south of the information center, close to the road. From that position, the rifled guns opposed the advances of dismounted Union cavalry under General Merritt.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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