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

The Jeff Davis Artillery

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Was placed in position near here in support of Doles's Brigade against two Divisions of the Eleventh Corps which were massing on his front and left flank. It rendered effective service not only protecting Dole's flank but also aided in dislodging the Union Infantry and Artillery from their position in the fields north of the town.

July 2 Remained in reserve.

July 3 In position 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 229 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.84′ N, 77° 14.516′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from 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 Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet
Concrete stands flanking the tablet indicate at one time two cannon represented the battery at this location.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Morris Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iverson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); O'Neal's Brigade (about 400 feet away); The Orange Artillery (about 500 feet away); Rodes's Division (about 500 feet away); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (about 500 feet away); General Rodes Attacks (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Jeff Davis Artillery Marker<br>Over Looking McLean's Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. The Jeff Davis Artillery Marker
Over Looking McLean's Farm
Overlooking the McLean Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Overlooking the McLean Farm
Looking over the McLean farm from the tablet location. The Jeff Davis Battery was initially posted north of this position near the Colbean Farm. From that point the 3-inch rifles could range the Federal batteries supporting the Eleventh Corps, but were immune from counter-battery fire. The targets of the Confederate gunners were the Federal infantry line and artillery batteries posted in the open fields to the east of (behind) the farm.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016.
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