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

Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion

Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Poague's Battalion Brooke's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Poague's Battalion Brooke's Battery Tablet
The tab indicating the army, corps and division assignment is missing. Note the slot and tap holes for the tab at the top of the marker.
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion Brooke's Battery

Two Napoleons, Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 2 Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position about 400 yards eastward from this point.

July 3 The Napoleons participated actively in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault withdrawing afterward to a position near here. The Howitzers were kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but were held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

July 4 In the evening about dusk 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 1852.
 
Location. 39° 48.873′ N, 77° 15.014′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling
Brooke's Virginia Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Brooke's Virginia Battery Tablet
The tablet is flanked by two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons. However, the battery's Napoleons were placed much further forward in the open ground to the east of the tablet.
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south. Located near the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) 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. Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Storm of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Augusta Foundry Confederate Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Augusta Foundry Confederate Napoleon
The guns flanking the tablet are both 12-pounder Napoleons produced at the Augusta Government Foundry and Machine Works.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,166 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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