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

The Orange Artillery

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
The Orange Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The Orange 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
Carter's Battalion Fry's Battery
The Orange Artillery

Two 10 pounder Parrotts and Two 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Opened fire soon after arriving here on the Union troops near the Chambersburg Pike to which their artillery replied with a heavy fire that caused some loss. Soon afterward the Union forces extended their line northward to the Mummasburg Road and this Battery by its enfilading fire aided our Infantry in the severe conflict which ended with the withdrawal of the First Corps from Seminary Ridge.

July 2 In position but was not engaged.

July 3 All its guns were on Seminary Ridge near the Railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported. Ammunition expended 882 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.885′ N, 77° 14.595′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located near the Eternal Peace Light Memorial (auto tour stop 2) in Gettysburg
The Orange Artillery Tablet and Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Orange Artillery Tablet and Position
Two Parrott rifles represent the battery at this location. At least one is a replica.
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. Eternal Peace Light Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Rodes Attacks (a few steps from this marker); Iverson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The King William Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Oak Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of the Tablet Location Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. View of the Tablet Location
View of the tablet location when it was down for repairs. From this view, Fry's gunners field of fire can be appreciated. On the distant right is the railroad cut which sheltered elements of the Federal First Corps from the artillery fire. Federal artillery was posted beyond the railroad south of Chambersburg Pike. On the left is Oak Ridge where Baxter's and Cutler's Federal Brigades deployed to contest Rodes' advance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,588 times since then and 74 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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