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

Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery

One Napoleon, Three 10 pounder Parrotts
One 3 inch Navy Parrott, One 12 pounder Howitzer

July 2 Five of the guns were in position here and actively engaged under a heavy fire of artillery. The Howitzer was detached and served with Patterson's Battery south of Spangler's Woods.

July 3 Remained here and participated 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 Killed 1, wounded 7, missing 2.

Ammunition expended 506 rounds.

Horses killed or disabled 9.
 
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 1838.
 
Location. 39° 49.159′ N, 77° 14.827′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on West Confederate
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Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge 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. Brockenbrough's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The War for Memory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Sumter Artillery, Company A Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Sumter Artillery, Company A Position
Another name used by Ross' Battery was Company A, Sumter Artillery. The battery location is represented by a 12-pounder Confederate Napoleon and a replica 10-pounder Parrott Rifle.
A Rare Make of Confederate Napoleon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. A Rare Make of Confederate Napoleon
Confederate Napoleons are rare compared to their more numerous Federal counterparts. Quinby & Robinson, of Memphis, Tennessee, one of seven known manufacturers of the Confederate Napoleons, produced eight. Of those eight, two are cataloged survivors, both at Gettysburg. This particular example differs from other Napoleons with a "chase ring" about an inch from the muzzle.
Ross' Battery View of the Federal Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Ross' Battery View of the Federal Line
Looking from the battery location to the east at the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge. The Bliss Farm and orchard stood about mid-way between Seminary and Cemetery Ridges, and served as an operating base for Federal sharpshooters.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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