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

Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

Army of Northern Virginia

 
Eshleman's Battalion - Miller's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Eshleman's Battalion - Miller's Battery Marker
Miller's Battery was also known as the 3rd Company, Washington (Louisiana) Artillery.
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Miller's Battery

Three Napoleons

July 3 Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard. This Battery fired the signal guns for the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault took part therein and supported the charge of the infantry by advancing 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the repulse of the assault moved to the left and west of the Emmitsburg road ready to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. From loss of horses but one gun could then be used. The others were sent to the rear and that gun was withdrawn after dark.

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

Losses heavy but 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.
 
Location. 39° 48.161′ N, 77° 
Eshleman's Battalion - Miller's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Eshleman's Battalion - Miller's Battery Tablet
Two Confederate Napoleon guns represent the battery, flanking the tablet. The battery was actually in action further to the east, along Emmitsburg Road. One of the guns was produced at Macon Arsenal, the other at Columbus Arsenal, both in Georgia.
15.364′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, 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. Barksdale's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooks Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Cannonade. Details of the bombardment which preceded Longstreet's assault of July 3. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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