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 —
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Dearing's Battalion Blount's Battery
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as Longstreet's infantry was advancing and all efforts to procure a fresh supply proving fruitless the Battery was withdrawn.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. 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 •
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 1,015 times since then and 8 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.