Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion
Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Miller's Battery
July 3 Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard. This Battery fired the signal guns for the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault took part therein and supported the charge of the infantry by advancing 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the repulse of the assault moved to the left and west of the Emmitsburg road ready to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. From loss of horses but one gun could then be used. The others were sent to the rear and that gun was withdrawn after dark.
July 4 At 9 a.m. marched with the Battalion to Cahstown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.
Losses heavy but not reported in detail.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.161′ N, 77° 15.364′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Barksdale's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooks Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . The Great Cannonade. Details of the bombardment which preceded Longstreet's assault of July 3. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.