Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Lane's Battalion - Ross's Battery
One Napoleon, Three 10 pounder Parrotts
One 3 inch Navy Parrott, One 12 pounder Howitzer
July 2 Five of the guns were in position here and actively engaged under a heavy fire of artillery. The Howitzer was detached and served with Patterson's Battery south of Spangler's Woods.
July 3 Remained here and 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 Killed 1, wounded 7, missing 2.
Ammunition expended 506 rounds.
Horses killed or disabled 9.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.159′ N, 77° 14.827′ 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 Seminary Ridge 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. Brockenbrough's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Third Army Corps Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Line of Battle (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. History of the Sumter Artillery Battalion. Ross' Battery was Company A of this Battalion from Georgia. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.