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

Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion

Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Poague's Battalion - Graham's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Poague's Battalion - Graham's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion Graham's Battery
The Charlotte N.C. Artillery

Two Napoleons, Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 2 Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position here.

July 3 At 7 a.m. they opened on the Union position but were soon ordered to cease firing as they drew the concentrated fire of several batteries. They afterward took part in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade which preceded Longstreet's assault. The Howitzers remained in the rear and were not engaged in the battle but held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

July 4 In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.

losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.085′ N, 77° 14.873′ 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, near the North Carolina and Tennessee State Memorials. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Charlotte Battery Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. The Charlotte Battery Location
Two platforms for an artillery pieces is flank the tablet. The guns have been removed for maintenance and restoration.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Line of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Charlotte Artillery. A brief history of the battery. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Napoleon Section Bombards Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. The Napoleon Section Bombards Cemetery Ridge
In the distance beyond the Emmitsburg Road are the Federal positions the Napoleons of Graham's Battery engaged on July 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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