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

The King William Artillery

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
The King William Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The King William Artillery Tablet
The tablet was removed for maintenance in 2008 and restored in the winter of 2009.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
T.H. Carter's Battalion W.P. Carter's Battery
The King William Artillery

Two 10 pounder Parrotts and two Napoleons

July 1 Soon after arriving here it opened an enfilading fire on the Union forces near the Chambersburg Pike causing some to seek shelter in the railroad cuts. Their guns replied slowly but not without inflicting some losses on the Battery in its exposed position. Later in the day it moved to the foot of this ridge to aid Doles's Brigade in repelling the Eleventh Corps and rendering effective service. When the fight ended by the withdrawal of the First Corps it pursued the Union forces to the edge of the town.

July 2 In position but was not engaged.

July 3 The Parrott guns on Seminiary Ridge near the railroad cut took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed 4. Wounded 7. Ammunition expended 572 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.926′ N, 77° 14.631′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue
The King William Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. The King William Artillery Marker
, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the Eternal Peace Light Memorial (auto tour stop 2) 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 this marker. Hardaway Alabama Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Daniel's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (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 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramseur's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Orange Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The King William Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. The King William Artillery Position
Two 12-pounder Confederate Napoleons flank the tablet. On the left is an example from Augusta Foundry. The gun on the right was cast in Macon, Georgia.
The King William Artillery Marker<br>from the Eternal Peace Light Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. The King William Artillery Marker
from the Eternal Peace Light Memorial
Carter's Gunners Fire on the Railroad Cut image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. Carter's Gunners Fire on the Railroad Cut
Looking down the barrel of the Augusta Napoleon toward the south. The Confederate gunners deployed on Oak Hill with the lead elements of Rodes' Division around mid-day. From the position, the gunners had a clear view of the Federal I Corps positions around the Chambersburg Pike. The railroad cut mentioned on the tablet are in the distant left, where Reynolds Avenue crosses over the railroad.
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 13, 2007
6. Battery Position
Another view of the battery position. The battery deployed north of the Mummasburg Road and the Forney Farm house, not far from the present day Peace Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016.
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