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

Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Three guns were in position on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern actively engaged and did effective service. The other was disabled for the day by accident while hastening into action.

July 2 Early in the morning took position here and at intervals was engaged with the Union batteries endeavoring especially to enfilade them when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3 Took an active part in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

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 1775.
 
Location. 39° 49.239′ N, 77° 14.774′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg
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, 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 section of Confederate Avenue, just south of 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. Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Pee Dee Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Pee Dee Artillery Position
Two empty carriages and a platform for a third artillery piece represent the battery's position along West Confederate Avenue. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration. The tree standing behind the tablet is a "witness tree" and dates to the time of the battle.
The Battery's View of the Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. The Battery's View of the Battlefield
For July 2 and 3, the battery had a sweeping view of the battlefield from Cemetery Ridge to the left over to the round tops on the right.
 
 
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 999 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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