Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hall's 2nd Maine Battery
July 1. 1863.
2 Men Killed.
18 Men Wounded.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Location. 39° 50.272′ N, 77° 15.093′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30) and Stone Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Chambersburg Pike. Located near the McPherson Barn 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. Buford (a few steps from this marker); Major General John Fulton Reynolds (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within Edward McPherson Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Hall's Report on the Battle. Captain James A. Hall described the retreat of his battery:
I was the advance Artillery of the Army of the Potomac and was engaged for more than an hour before any battery came to our assistance. And you may well know we got badly hurt. 36 horses & 22 men in about one hour and a half - My loss in men was many of them slightly wounded and several taken prisoner so close was the action. We were so reduced in horses that we were obliged to drag two guns off by hand. The boys fought like the D-, never better. You may judge when I tell you that many of our horses were not shot but bayoneted that it was a close and desperate struggle for our guns, two of which they actually had hold of at one time. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,511 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on January 4, 2015.