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

The Brooks Artillery

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2 Took position here at 4 p.m. and opened fire. When the charge was made on the Peach Orchard moved to a point near there and with other batteries supported the infantry in its further advance. Assisted in harassing the retiring Union forces causing them to abandon temporarily several guns. Continued firing until night and aided in preventing pursuit of the Confederate advanced lines when they fell back shortly before dark

July 3 In position at dawn in the artillery line on the ridge running north from the Peach Orchard and on duty there all day. Took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault and retired from the front after night

July 4 Remained near here until 4 p.m. and then withdrew to Marsh Creek on the Fairfield Road

Losses heavy but not reported in detail
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.132′ N, 77° 15.368′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown
The Brooks Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. The Brooks Artillery Tablet
The tablet is in front of the Mississippi State Monument. The battery occupied a position near this point before Barksdale's Brigade pushed forward toward the Peach Orchard.
Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wofford's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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