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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 3 Moved to this position. Took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault and continued firing for some time afterwards. Moved at night to the rear of this line.

July 4 In the night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 661 rounds.

Losses not reported in detail
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.61′ N, 77° 14.683′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located opposite the Schultz Woods section of Seminary Ridge, in front of the National Guard Armory, 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. Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker);
Second Richmond Howitzers Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Second Richmond Howitzers Position
Two empty gun carriages flanking the tablet represent the location of the battery. The guns were removed for restoration and maintenance.
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); Griffin'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); 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 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Friday July 3, 1863 - The Cannonade. Close to 140 Confederate guns participated in the great cannonade on July 3. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Watson's Battery Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Watson's Battery Field of Fire
Looking past the gun carriages to the east. On the far right are the round tops, at the southern end of the battle line. Cemetery Hill is blocked today by modern buildings and post war tree growth.
 
 
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 620 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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