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

The Bedford Virginia Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander's Battalion Jordon's Battery
The Bedford Virginia Artillery

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 2 Took position here 4:30 p.m. Fired a few rounds at the Peach Orchard. Joined the infantry charge and afterwards occupied position on crest near the Peach Orchard and was actively engaged until night.

July 3 Remained near the same position which was on the main artillery line took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and aided in supporting that assault. Retired from the front after night.

July 4 In position near here until 4 p.m. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses serious but 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 1785.
 
Location. 39° 48.028′ N, 77° 15.375′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection
The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. The Bedford Virginia Artillery Tablet
Two cannon which represent Jordon's Battery have been removed for maintenance. They did sit atop the concrete platforms flanking the tablet.
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of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Located near stop six (Pitzer Woods) of the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, just north of the Longstreet Observation tower. 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. Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - East View (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - South View (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023