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 —
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. 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 814 times since then. 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.