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

Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Pegram's Battalion - Brander's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Pegram's Battalion - Brander's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
Pegram's Battalion Brander's Battery
The Letcher Artillery

Two Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts

July 1 In position at first on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern but moved later to a hill east of Willoughby Run about 500 yards from the Union batteries and from that point fired upon the Union infantry with much effect although itself exposed to a heavy fire of canister.

July 2 Occupied this position early in the morning and was engaged at intervals in firing upon the Union lines and batteries.

July 3 Actively participated in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.

July 4 Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.29′ N, 77° 14.74′ 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 Confederate Avenue in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Letcher Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Letcher Artillery Position
Platforms for two artillery pieces represent the battery's position for a portion of the battle. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pender's Division ( within shouting distance of this marker); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Brigade ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion ( about 300 feet away); Perrin's Brigade ( about 300 feet away); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion ( about 300 feet away); Pegram's Battalion ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brander's Battery View of Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Brander's Battery View of Cemetery Ridge
Looking east from the tablet location toward Cemetery Ridge. The Pennsylvania Monument dome is clearly seen on the ridge, and serves as a handy reference. Brander's Guns occupied a position near this point on July 2 and 3, bombarding Federal positions on the ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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