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

Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion

Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four Napoleons

July 1 Reached the field with Early's Division and immediately went into battery near this position. Fired with effect on Howard's 11th Corps and on Infantry retiring from Seminary Ridge. Ceased firing as the Confederate Infantry advanced.

July 2 Occupied the same position. Not engaged.

July 3 Remained in the same position. Not engaged.

Casualties wounded 1

Ammunition expended 106 rounds.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.044′ N, 77° 12.81′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Jones Avenue 0.2 miles east of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east. 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. Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion
Garber's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Garber's Battery Tablet
A tablet for Tanner's Battery is seen to the left.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carrington's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Kime Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Jacob Kime Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.H. Monfort Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Josiah Benner Farm (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Spiked by a Federal Cannon Shot?. No, not likely, as indicated in this article, one of Garber's guns was disabled when hit by a Federal round. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Garber's Battery Positon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Garber's Battery Positon
Concrete platforms indicate artillery pieces were displayed here representing Garber's Battery positions. The battery was more likely positioned just slightly to the west (right) of the "Y" seen here in the foreground.
 
 
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 761 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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