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

Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Dance's Battalion - Watson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Dance's Battalion - Watson's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Artillery Reserve
Dance's Battalion Watson's Battery
Second Richmond Howitzers

Four 10 pounder Parrotts

July 1 Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the Battle.

July 2 Early in the morning took position on this ridge just north of Western Maryland R.R. Cut. Opened fire about 4 p.m. upon the batteries on Cemetery Hill and continued firing until dark.

July 3 Moved to this position. Took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and kept firing for some time afterwards. Withdrew at night to camp in rear.

July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 661 rounds.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.621′ N, 77° 14.718′ 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 in 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
Watson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Watson's Battery Tablet
The tablet stands beside a stone wall running parallel to Confederate Avenue, generally north to south, along Seminary Ridge. The wall is about 30 yards west of the road at this point.
are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); 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 Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (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 . . .  Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rock Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Rock Wall
The Second Richmond Howitzers were deployed along a rock wall along Seminary Ridge on July 3, 1863. This view is looking south along the wall that parallels Confederate Avenue near the tablet location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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