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

Moore's Battery - Garnett's Battalion

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Garnett's Battalion - Moore's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Garnett's Battalion - Moore's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
Garnett's Battalion Moore's Battery
The Huger Artillery

One 10 pounder Parrott, One 3 inch Rifle
And Two Napoleons

July 1 The Parrott and Rifle about 3.30 p.m. relieved some of Pegram's guns on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern their ammunition being exhausted and from that that time part in the conflict.

July 2 Opened fire here at 3 p.m. on East Cemetery Hill and kept it up for some hours. Renewed it at dusk in support of Early's assault.

July 3 Moved under orders to position south of McMillian's Woods and remained inactive all day through sometimes under fire.

July 4 At 8 a.m. marched to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train. The Napoleons took no part in the battle but were in position here on this day and evening began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.375′ N, 77° 14.714′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the McMillan Woods section of
The Huger Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Huger Battery Tablet
The battery location is represented by a set of cannon. Two of which are currently removed for maintenance. A section of the battery was active here at times on July 2 and 3. However during the great artillery bombardment of July 3, the battery was in reserve.
Confederate Avenue 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. Perrin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pender's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Thomas's Brigade (about 700 feet away); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Lane's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gettysburg Markers and Monuments near the McMillan Woods
 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery's View of Big Round Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Battery's View of Big Round Top
Largely inactive after July 1, the Huger battery had a good view of the fighting on July 2 and 3. The cannon in the photo is a Confederate 12 pounder Napoleon produced by Columbus Arsenal, Columbus, Georgia.
Another View of the Battery's Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Another View of the Battery's Field of Fire
This view looking directly across the open ground toward the Federal positions on Cemetery Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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