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

Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion

Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Poague's Battalion - Ward's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Poague's Battalion - Ward's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion Ward's Battery
The Madison (Miss.) Light Artillery

Three Napoleons, one 12-pounder Howitzer

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 Howitzer was kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but was 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° 48.867′ N, 77° 15.019′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate
Madison Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Madison Light Artillery Tablet
Two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons flank the tablet. One of the pieces was produced at the Augusta Foundry, Augusta, Georgia. The other was produced at Columbus Arsenal, Columbus, Georgia. Through most of the action, the Napoleons were positioned further to the east, in the open field.
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Avenue, on the left when traveling 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. Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Posey's Brigade (a few steps from 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.
 
Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Dillon, March 24, 2020
3. Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion Marker
Ward's Battery and the 3 Napoleons are in the distance. Brooke's battery is the closest cannon. The Virginia monument with General Lee is facing the Union Army.
Position of Ward's Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Position of Ward's Battery
Looking down the barrel of a cannon beside the tablet. Late on July 2nd, the Napoleons of Ward's Battery were deployed forward to a rise in the ground in the open field in the distance. From that advanced position, the guns participated in the action of July 3. Later, the section retired to a point near the tablet.
 
 
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 1,288 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 3, 2020, by Brian Dillon of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jun. 28, 2022