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

McIntosh's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
McIntosh's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. McIntosh's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh's Battalion

Johnson's, Rice's, Hurt's, and Wallace's
Batteries
Six Napoleons, Two Whitworths, Eight 3 inch Rifles

July 1 - 4 The Battalion was actively engaged on each of the three days of the battle and withdrew from the field under orders in the evening of the fourth day.

Losses 7 men killed 25 wounded of whom 16 were captured

38 horses killed or disabled.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.68′ N, 77° 14.683′ 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 Schultz Woods section of Seminary Ridge on 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. Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurt's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rice's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion
The Stone Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. The Stone Wall
The stone wall just to the west of Confederate Avenue, the location where McIntosh's Battalion deployed on July 2 and 3. At the time of the battle, the lines here were afforded a clear view of the town and Cemetery Hill.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallace's Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Maj. D. G. McIntosh. Major McIntosh wrote of the action on the 2nd and 3rd days:
On Thursday morning, July 2, the battalion was put in position behind a stone wall, on the range of hills to the left of the town of Gettysburg, Captain Rice's battery in reserve. The enemy opened upon this spot at various times throughout the two succeeding days a terrible artillery fire, accompanied
Red Patch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Red Patch
In front of the McIntosh's Battalion Tablet is a post-war house known as "Red Patch." The house was the Gettysburg home of Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis. Collis was the commander of the 119th Pennsylvania Infantry at Chancellorsville, but missed service at Gettysburg due to a wound. In later years, he established this summer cottage in Gettysburg, naming it after the Third Corps symbol (red diamond). The rooms of the house are named after Union generals.
with a galling fire of musketry from their sharpshooters. Our line remained quiet until a movement forward being made by the First Corps, a few rounds were fired by us to draw the enemy's attention, which never failed to do so.
(Submitted on September 27, 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 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 899 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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