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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts
Rifles

July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and was actively engaged until night. One rifle burst and a captured 10 pounder Parrott was substituted.

July 3 Two Parrotts moved to right. The other guns 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 position 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. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1864.
 
Location. 39° 47.122′ N, 77° 15.249′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the right
Reilly's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Reilly's Battery Position
On either side of the tablet are concrete platforms for artillery pieces. The pieces have been removed for either maintenance or relocation to other points on the battlefield. This is the general location occupied by the battery on July 2. But a section (the rifled guns) were advanced on July 3 first to the west, and then back to the east. See nearby tablet by the same name.
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when traveling south. Located in the Warfield Ridge section, at stop seven of the driving tour 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 walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabamians! (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Law's Brigade (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Reilly's Gunner's View of Little Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Reilly's Gunner's View of Little Round Top
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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