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

Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion

Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Poague's Battalion - Wyatt's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Poague's Battalion - Wyatt's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps - Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion - Wyatt's Battery
The Albemarle Va. Battery

One 10 pounder Parrott, Two 3 inch Rifles
and One 12 pounder Howitzer

July 2 Late in the evening the Parrott and Rifles took 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 Howitzer remained in the rear and was 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° 49.044′ N, 77° 14.9′ 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.
Albemarle Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Albemarle Battery Position
A 3-inch Ordnance Rifle and a reproduction 10-pounder Parrott represent the battery at this location. The 3-inch Rifle is registry number 116, produced in 1862, creating the possibility it is a "witness" of sorts to the battle.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pettigrew's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill ( within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Archer's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis's Brigade ( about 400 feet away); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wyatt's Battery View of Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Wyatt's Battery View of Cemetery Ridge
The section of the Federal positions directly east of the battery position spanned from the Bryan Farm, white structure on the left, to the Codori Farm, red barn on the right.
 
 
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 716 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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