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

The Jeff Davis Artillery

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet
The tablet was removed for maintenance in 2008 and restored in the winter of 2009.
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
Carter's Battalion Reese's Battery
The Jeff Davis Artillery

Four 3 inch Rifles

July 1 Was placed in position near here in support of Doles's Brigade against two Divisions of the Eleventh Corps which were massing on his front and left flank. It rendered effective service not only protecting Dole's flank but also aided in dislodging the Union Infantry and Artillery from their position in the fields north of the town.

July 2 Remained in reserve.

July 3 In position on Seminary Ridge near the railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported. Ammunition expended 229 rounds.
 
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 1745.
 
Location. 39° 50.84′ N, 77° 14.516′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams
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County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker can be reached from North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located near the Eternal Peace Light Memorial (auto tour stop 2) 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. The Morris Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iverson's Brigade (about 400 feet away); O'Neal's Brigade (about 400 feet away); The Orange Artillery (about 500 feet away); Rodes's Division (about 500 feet away); Rodes Attacks (about 500 feet away); A Dedication (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. The Jeff Davis Artillery Tablet
Concrete stands flanking the tablet indicate at one time two cannon represented the battery at this location.
The Jeff Davis Artillery Marker<br>Over Looking McLean's Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. The Jeff Davis Artillery Marker
Over Looking McLean's Farm
Overlooking the McLean Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Overlooking the McLean Farm
Looking over the McLean farm from the tablet location. The Jeff Davis Battery was initially posted north of this position near the Colbean Farm. From that point the 3-inch rifles could range the Federal batteries supporting the Eleventh Corps, but were immune from counter-battery fire. The targets of the Confederate gunners were the Federal infantry line and artillery batteries posted in the open fields to the east of (behind) the farm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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