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

Third Richmond Howitzers

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Third Richmond Howitzers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. Third Richmond Howitzers Marker
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Reserve Artillery
Dance's Battalion Smith's Battery
Third Richmond Howitzers

Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 1 Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the battle.

July 2 Early in the morning took position here. About 4 P. M. opened fire upon the batteries on Cemetery Hill and continued firing until dark.

July 3 Moved to position south of Fairfield Road. Took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and kept firing for some time afterwards. Withdrew at night to camp in rear.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 314 rounds.
Losses Killed 1. Wounded not reported.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 49.845′ N, 77° 14.661′ W. Marker was in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker was on Seminary Ridge north of Springs Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge in the Lutheran Theological Seminary, adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker was at or near this postal address: 20 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Third Richmond Howitzers Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Third Richmond Howitzers Tablet
The tablet was removed in 2008 for repairs.
At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Samuel Simon Schmucker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Alexander Payne (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance's Battalion - First Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Simon Schmucker (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cunningham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Life as a Seminary Student (about 500 feet away); Co. D. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Crisis Comes to the Seminary's Back Door (about 500 feet away); Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Third Richmond Howitzers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Third Richmond Howitzers Marker
Third Richmond Howitzers Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Third Richmond Howitzers Tablet Location
Tablet and Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
5. Tablet and Cannon
The tablet after restoration in 2010. The cannon is a 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, registry number 5, produced by Phoenix Ironworks Company in 1861.
3-inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. 3-inch Ordnance Rifle
Artillery Cannon Markings image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. Artillery Cannon Markings
 
 
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