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

Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Three 3 inch Rifles

July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and opened fire on Peach Orchard. Joined at 5 p.m. in the infantry charge advancing to position east of Emmitsburg Road and 200 feet north of Peach Orchard continuing 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 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 heavy but not reported in detail
 
Erected 1898 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.049′ N, 77° 15.376′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located near stop six (Pitzer Woods) of the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, just north of the Longstreet Observation tower. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Parker's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Parker's Battery Tablet
Two cannon which represent Parker's Battery have been removed for maintenance. They did sit atop the concrete platforms flanking the tablet.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bedford Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General James Longstreet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (about 300 feet away); Longstreet Tower - East View (about 300 feet away); Longstreet Tower - South View (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 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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