Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Artillery in Carlisle
With the Union forces concentrated in the square, the dismounted Confederate cavalry occupied positions in this general vicinity on the East side of the Letort Spring Run, trading rifle fire with Union troops positioned on the other side. Two of Breathed's guns were positioned here, at the intersection of Trindle and York Roads. The second section of two guns was located a few hundred yards behind on higher ground. When the firing started, the second gun section mistook the first for the enemy and fired upon them - an
Union General Smith's report of the action cited 134 Confederate cannon rounds fired on the town, inflicting minor damage with few casualties. As a result of the shelling of Carlisle, the Army of Northern Virginia was deprived of Stuart's cavalry on the first day of battle at Gettysburg, and Breathed's artillery could not take action at Gettysburg until resupplied with ammunition on the third day.
Erected by Historic Carlisle, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 40° 12.029′ N, 77° 10.755′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of York Road (Pennsylvania Route 74) and East High Street (Pennsylvania Route 641), on the right when traveling east on York Road. Marker is located beside the sidewalk on the south side of York Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 York Road, Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashland Soldiers' Lot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 500 U.S. Soldiers of the Civil War are Here InterredSeven Gables Park (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Patrick's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Patrick Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Katharine's Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. John Armstrong (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . . Battle of Carlisle (Wikipedia). In addition to minimal Union and Confederate casualties, a lumber yard and the town gas works were destroyed after being set fire. However, Stuart's delay at Carlisle impacted his ability to rendezvous with Lee's main army. (Submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 19, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.