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

Carrington's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion

Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Carrington's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Carrington's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Early's Division
Jones's Artillery Battalion
Carrington's Battery
Charlottesville (Virginia) Artillery

Four Napoleons

July 1 Arrived on the field with Early's Division in the afternoon. Was ordered to cross Rock Creek and move in rear of Gordon's Brigade the advancing. Went into battery on a street in suburbs of the town and remained until near dark when ordered to a position near the railroad.

July 2 Remained near the Railroad. Not engaged.

July 3 Occupied the same position. Not engaged.

July 4 Moved in the rear of Early's Division.

Casualties not reported.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.04′ N, 77° 13.027′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the left when traveling east on Jones Avenue. Touch for map. Located in 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 of this marker. Jones's Artillery Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Kime Farm
Carrington's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Carrington's Battery Tablet
( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Jacob Kime Farm ( about 700 feet away); Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah Benner Farm ( approx. 0.4 miles away); W.H. Monfort Farm ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old Harrisburg Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Old Harrisburg Road
Looking south from the intersection of Old Harrisburg Road and Jones Avenue. Carrington's Battery remained limbered while the other guns in Jones's Battalion deployed on the ridge, now traversed by Jones Avenue. Carrington's Battery actually advanced into Gettysburg and deployed near the railroad on the east side of town.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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