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

Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion

Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Garber's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Garber's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Early's Division
Jones's Artillery Battalion
Garber's Battery
Staunton (Virginia) Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 Reached the field with Early's Division and immediately went into battery near this position. Fired with effect on Howard's 11th Corps and on Infantry retiring from Seminary Ridge. Ceased firing as the Confederate Infantry advanced.

July 2 Occupied the same position. Not engaged.

July 3 Remained in the same position. Not engaged.

Casualties wounded 1

Ammunition expended 106 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1638.
 
Location. 39° 51.044′ N, 77° 12.81′ W. Marker is in Straban Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Jones Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Garber's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Garber's Battery Tablet
A tablet for Tanner's Battery is seen to the left.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carrington's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Kime Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Jacob Kime Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.H. Monfort Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Josiah Benner Farm (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Straban Township.
 
Garber's Battery Positon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Garber's Battery Positon
Concrete platforms indicate artillery pieces were displayed here representing Garber's Battery positions. The battery was more likely positioned just slightly to the west (right) of the "Y" seen here in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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