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

Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion

Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 31, 2017
1. Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker
Just recently refurbished and replaced back on the battlefield
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Dearing's Battalion Blount's Battery

Four Napoleons

July 3 Advanced to the front about daybreak. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of the Emmitsburg road 200 yards from the Rogers House and remained there for hours unengaged. When the signal guns were fired about 1 p.m. moved forward to the crest of the hill and took an active part in the cannonade. But its ammunition being exhausted as Longstreet's infantry was advancing and all efforts to procure a fresh supply proving fruitless the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4 In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws's Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 48.353′ N, 77° 15.372′ W. Marker was near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker was on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker was in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 31, 2017
2. Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker
A wider view of the battery showing the terrain beyond. This view is looking towards the East-Southeast.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Lieutenant General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (about 400 feet away); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 700 feet away); 3rd Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Cannonade. Details of the artillery barrage which supported Longstreet's assault of July 3. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dearing's Battalion - Blount's Battery Tablet Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Dearing's Battalion - Blount's Battery Tablet Location
The Tablet for Blount's Battery is currently removed for maintenance. Two 12-pdr Confederate Napoleons represent the battery, however during the fighting on July 3, the battery was posted further to the east, closer to Emmitsburg Road.
Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 31, 2017
4. Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion Marker
A wider view, showing the 2 Napoleons and the terrain beyond. This view is looking towards the East-Northeast.
Augusta Foundry Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
5. Augusta Foundry Napoleon
The two guns representing Blount's Battery were cast at Augusta Foundry, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 92 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2017, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 2, 2017, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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