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

The Morris Artillery

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
The Morris Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The Morris 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 Page's Battery
The Morris Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 Not engaged until the Union forces on Seminary Ridge extended their line to the right when it opened upon them with a rapid enfilading fire in support of the Infantry in the conflict which ensued. Meanwhile it suffered from the fire of Union Artillery in the valley north of the town. Afterward moved to the foot of the ridge and aided in dislodging both the Artillery and Infantry of the Eleventh Corps.

July 2 Held in readiness to move into position but was not engaged.

July 3 On Seminary Ridge in reserve.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses. Killed and mortally wounded 4. Wounded 26.
Ammunition expended 215 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 17.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.838′ N, 77° 14.54′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the Eternal Peace Light Memorial (auto tour stop 2) in Gettysburg National Military
The Morris Artillery Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Morris Artillery Position
A 12-pounder Confederate Napoleon produced by Macon Arsenal represents the battery.
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. The Jeff Davis Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iverson's Brigade (about 300 feet away); The Orange Artillery (about 400 feet away); O'Neal's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (about 400 feet away); General Rodes Attacks (about 400 feet away); Rodes's Division (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Morris Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. The Morris Artillery Marker
The Morris Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. The Morris Artillery Marker
View of Gettysburg and Oak Ridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
5. View of Gettysburg and Oak Ridge
The gunners of the battery had a good field of fire both enfilading the Federal line on Oak Ridge and into Gettysburg. The Oak Ridge observation tower is on the far right, and is near the right end of the Federal First Corps line. The Federal Eleventh Corps left flank was posted in the valley below, beyond the McClean farm seen beyond the cannon's muzzle.
Placement of Page's Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
6. Placement of Page's Battery
From a point just north of the tablet location, looking south down Oak Ridge. The Mummasburg Road passes from left to right. The Federal line stood with their right flank on the road, along the ridge, just left of center. While Page's battery was in a good position to enfilade the Federal line posted on the ridge, the space to maneuver the guns was limited. The battery, packed into a tight working space, suffered 34% casualties (killed, wounded, or missing).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 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 24, 2016.
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