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

Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Eshleman's Battalion - Norcom's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Eshleman's Battalion - Norcom's Battery Tablet
The Battery was also known as 4th Company, Washington (Louisiana) Artillery.
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Norcom's Battery

Two Napoleons and One 12 pounder Howitzer

July 3 The Napoleons advanced before daylight into position 150 yards north of Peach Orchard near the Emmitsburg road but their fire in the forenoon was desultory. Took active part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault and one of the guns supported the infantry attack by pushing forward 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the assault was repulsed the Napoleons were moved several hundred yards to the left but soon disabled and sent to the rear. The Howitzer was brought forward and did effective service until withdrawn after dark.

July 4 At 9 a.m. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

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 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.23′ 
Eshleman's Battalion - Norcom's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Eshleman's Battalion - Norcom's Battery Tablet
Platforms for artillery displays flank the tablet. Norcom's Battery, also known as the 4th Company of the Washington (Louisiana) Artillery, was actually posted further to the east on July 3, close to the Emmitsburg Road.
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N, 77° 15.359′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, 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. Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Eshleman's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wofford's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Louisiana State Memorial (about 300 feet away); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (about 300 feet away); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 677 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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