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

Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Cabell's Battalion - Carlton's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Cabell's Battalion - Carlton's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Battalion Carlton's Battery
The Troup Artillery

First Section Two 10 pounder Parrotts

July 2 This section took position here 3.30 p.m. and was actively engaged until near dark.

July 3 In position on the main artillery line on ridge in front of Spangler's Woods. Took part in the great cannonade and after repulse of Longstreet's assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit.

July 4 Remained near here all day inactive short of ammunition. After night withdrew from the field.

Losses of both sections killed 1, wounded 6.
Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.847′ N, 77° 15.348′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located
First Section of the Troup Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. First Section of the Troup Artillery Position
On both sides of the tablet are platforms for artillery displays. The guns have been removed for maintenance.
just south of the Longstreet Observation tower 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. South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCarthy's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Georgia (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of the Troup Artillery. The battery saw service throughout the war, starting with early actions in Western Virginia. It was among the units which surrendered at Appomattox. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The First Section of the Troup Artillery View image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. The First Section of the Troup Artillery View
From their position on July 2, the gunners of the first section of the Troup Artillery could see the crest of Little Round Top (here in the distant center) and some of the battleground in between. However, due to undulations in the terrain, the observers were unable to directly see the fighting in areas such as the Peach Orchard, Wheatfield, and Plum Run Valley. Big Round Top is rising just to the right of this photo in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Nov. 28, 2020