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

McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Pegram's Battalion - McGraw's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Pegram's Battalion - McGraw's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
Pegram's Battalion McGraw's Battery
The Purcell Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 In position south of the Chambersburg pike on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern and actively engaged.

July 2 Early in the morning occupied this position and took part in the day's conflict with the Union batteries and now an then dropped a shell among the busy sharpshooters.

July 3 Remained here and actively participated in all the operations of the artillery.

July 4 Withdrew about sunset and 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 1865.
 
Location. 39° 49.27′ N, 77° 14.756′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 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
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section of Confederate Avenue, opposite the entrance to the McMillan Woods Youth Campground, 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. Thomas's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lane's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pender's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Purcell Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Purcell Artillery Position
Platforms for two artillery pieces represent the battery's position for a portion of the battle. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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