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

Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Garnett's Battalion - Grandy's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Garnett's Battalion - Grandy's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
Garnett's Battalion Grandy's Battery
The Norfolk Light Artillery Blues

Two 3 inch Rifles, Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 1 Arrived on the field in the afternoon but was not engaged.
July 2 The Rifles took position here in the morning and participated during the afternoon and evening in the artillery duel with the Union batteries on Cemetery Hill.

July 3 Ordered to the south side of McMillan's Woods and held all day in reserve without firing a shot though sometimes under fire.

July 4 The Howitzers were never actively engaged in the battle but on this day were placed in position here. At night they rejoined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
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 1856.
 
Location. 39° 49.337′ N, 77° 14.719′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on the McMillan Woods section of Confederate Avenue 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perrin's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Pender's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Moore's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Thomas's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Lane's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Grandy's Battery Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Grandy's Battery Location
The marker is flanked by two empty carriages. The guns were removed for maintenance in 2008. The rifled guns were positioned here for parts of July 2 and 3, however the battery was in reserve during the great artillery bombardment preceding Pickett's charge. The howitzers were later placed into service here, but were not engaged.
Grandy's Battery View of the Federal Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Grandy's Battery View of the Federal Line
From the battery position, the Pennsylvania Monument stands out on Cemetery Ridge. Further to the right are Big and Little Round Top. During the fighting on the afternoon of July 2, the rifled guns of Grandy's Battery were in position to fire upon a substantial portion of the Federal line.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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