Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Eshleman's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Eshleman's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Eshleman's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion

The Washington Louisiana Artillery
Miler's, Squires's, Richardson's, and Norcom's
Batteries
Eight Napoleons and Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 3 Arrived on the field before daylight and was engaged all day. Captured one 3 inch Rifle.

July 4 At 9 a.m. ordered to Cashtown to reinforce the Cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses Killed 3 wounded 26 missing 18. Total 45.

Horses killed and disabled 37. Guns disabled 3
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.185′ 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
Eshleman's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Eshleman's Battalion Tablet
Fittingly, Eshleman's Battalion tablet stands in front of the Louisiana State Memorial. Eshleman's Battalion comprised of four batteries of the famed Washington Artillery, of New Orleans.
are within walking distance of this marker. Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 801 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement
Jan. 27, 2021