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

Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Bachman's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Bachman's Battery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Henry's Battalion Bachman's Battery
The German Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 2 In reserve near here but not engaged.

July 3 In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 p.m. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.

July 4 Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 p.m. Then withdrew from the field.

Losses 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° 47.345′ N, 77° 15.232′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Warfield Ridge section of 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
Bachman's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Bachman's Battery Tablet
Artillery pieces flanked the marker at one time, but these have been moved to other sections of the field.
walking distance of this marker. Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 500 feet away); Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Touring the Battlefield (about 500 feet away); Hood's Texas Brigade (about 500 feet away); Latham's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Robertson's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Bachman's Battery Fires on Farnsworth's Cavalry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Bachman's Battery Fires on Farnsworth's Cavalry
Looking west past the tablet. In the center is the Bushman Farm. The white buildings beyond are the Slyder Farm. Big Round Top is the high wooded knoll in the distance, with the monuments on Little Round Top to the left. Bachman's South Carolina Battery was posted on the south end of Warfield ridge on July 3. Federal Cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth made an ill-fated mounted charge on the Confederate right flank in the afternoon of the 3rd. While several different interpretations exist regarding the route taken by the Federals, all agree the cavalry were caught in a crossfire between several Confederate forces.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Jun. 1, 2020