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

Salem Virginia Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Salem Virginia Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
1. Salem Virginia Artillery Marker
The upper "tab," which indicates the army, corps, and division assignments for the battery, is missing from the marker after restoration.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
1st Virginia Artillery Hupp's Battery
Salem Virginia Artillery

Two 3 inch Rifles - Two Napoleons

July 1 The Battery reached the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2 Held in reserve near the W. M. Railroad cut.

July 3 The rifled guns were in position near Fairfield Road.
The Napoleons were placed at the Railroad Cut and remained until night but were not engaged.

July 4 At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Casualties not reported.
Ammunition expended 154 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.167′ N, 77° 14.685′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located overlooking the Third Railroad Cut in Gettysburg National Military Park. To reach the tablet, use the trail which parallels the railroad. 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. Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Salem Virginia Artillery Tablet Location Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Salem Virginia Artillery Tablet Location
The tablet was removed for repairs in 2008.
Highway Headquarters (about 400 feet away but has been reported missing); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (about 500 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); This Breastwork (about 700 feet away); Ewell's Corps (about 800 feet away); Confederate Prisoners of War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilians on Seminary Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Salem Virginia Artillery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
3. Salem Virginia Artillery Marker
View from the Tablet Position Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. View from the Tablet Position
Looking over the railroad junction into town. The battery had a great view of the bombardment which preceded Longstreet's assault on July 3. But the 12-pounder Napoleons at this location could not range any targets.
Hupp's Battery's position viewed from the railroad tracks below Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
5. Hupp's Battery's position viewed from the railroad tracks below
This area was substantially altered in the 1990s; some of the hill was excavated away to make room for a railroad spur at this location. The National Park Service was heavily criticized for this by various preservation groups.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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