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

Salem Virginia Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

Army of Northern Virginia

 
Salem Virginia Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
1. Salem Virginia Artillery Marker
The upper "tab," which indicates the army, corps, and division assignments for the battery, is missing from the marker after restoration.
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
1st Virginia Artillery Hupp's Battery
Salem Virginia Artillery

Two 3 inch Rifles - Two Napoleons

July 1 The Battery reached the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2 Held in reserve near the W. M. Railroad cut.

July 3 The rifled guns were in position near Fairfield Road.
The Napoleons were placed at the Railroad Cut and remained until night but were not engaged.

July 4 At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Casualties not reported.
Ammunition expended 154 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.167′ N, 77° 14.685′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located overlooking the Third Railroad Cut in Gettysburg National Military Park. To reach the tablet, use the trail which parallels the railroad. 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
Salem Virginia Artillery Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Salem Virginia Artillery Tablet Location
The tablet was removed for repairs in 2008.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Lee's Headquarters At Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away); Highway Headquarters (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Salem Virginia Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
3. Salem Virginia Artillery Marker
View from the Tablet Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. View from the Tablet Position
Looking over the railroad junction into town. The battery had a great view of the bombardment which preceded Longstreet's assault on July 3. But the 12-pounder Napoleons at this location could not range any targets.
Hupp's Battery's position viewed from the railroad tracks below image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, November 10, 2010
5. Hupp's Battery's position viewed from the railroad tracks below
This area was substantially altered in the 1990s; some of the hill was excavated away to make room for a railroad spur at this location. The National Park Service was heavily criticized for this by various preservation groups.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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