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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Dance's Battalion - Watson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Dance's Battalion - Watson's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
Dance's Battalion Watson's Battery
Second Richmond Howitzers

Four 10 pounder Parrotts

July 1 Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the Battle.

July 2 Early in the morning took position on this ridge just north of Western Maryland R.R. Cut. Opened fire about 4 p.m. upon the batteries on Cemetery Hill and continued firing until dark.

July 3 Moved to this position. Took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and kept firing for some time afterwards. Withdrew at night to camp in rear.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 661 rounds.

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 1876.
 
Location. 39° 49.621′ N, 77° 14.718′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West
Watson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Watson's Battery Tablet
The tablet stands beside a stone wall running parallel to Confederate Avenue, generally north to south, along Seminary Ridge. The wall is about 30 yards west of the road at this point.
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Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Schultz Woods section of Seminary Ridge, on 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. Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Rock Wall
The Second Richmond Howitzers were deployed along a rock wall along Seminary Ridge on July 3, 1863. This view is looking south along the wall that parallels Confederate Avenue near the tablet location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Dec. 8, 2022