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

Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Artillery Reserve
Dance's Battalion - Graham's Battery
Rockbridge Artillery

Four 20 pounder Parrotts

July 1 The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagements of the day. Was ordered to report to Lieut-Colonel H.P. Jones commanding Artillery Early's Division and moved into position on the left to the south and east of town.

July 2 Remained in position on the left firing occasionally

July 3 Remained in position during the day and rejoined the Battalion during the night.

July 4 Took up line of march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 439 rounds - Losses not reported in detail
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.739′ N, 77° 12.787′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Benner's Hill Loop and Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Highway 116), on the right when traveling south on Benner's Hill Loop. Touch for map. Located in the Benner's Hill section of 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
Rockbridge Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Rockbridge Battery Tablet
A 20-pounder Parrott represents the battery. However, the battery's location was most likely to the north of the Hanover Road.
of this marker. Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kirkpatrick's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Benner's Hill (about 500 feet away); Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Massie's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Latimer's Battalion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
20-pounder Parrott image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. 20-pounder Parrott
The Rockbridge Battery was armed with 20-pounder Parrotts, like the example seen here. This piece was produced in 1861, and like all true Parrott Rifles was made at West Point Foundry, New York. However, this weapon was used by the U.S. Navy. Note the slots over and above the knob on the breech. These were for attachment of a clevis, used for the breeching ropes on naval gun mounts.
Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Battery Position
Graham's (Rockbridge) Battery and two 20-pounder Parrotts from Raine's Battery were posted on the high ground here just to the north of Hanover Road. From this position, the guns could fire on Cemetery Hill, but were masked from firing on Culp's Hill by the locations of the friendly batteries on Benner's Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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