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

Maurin's Battery - Garnett's Battalion

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Garnett's Battalion - Maurin's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Garnett's Battalion - Maurin's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
Garnett's Battalion Maurin's Battery
The Donaldsville Artillery

One 10 pounder Parrott, Two 3 inch Rifles

July 1 About 3.30 p.m. relieved some of Pegram's guns whose ammunition was exhausted on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern and from that time to an active part in the conflict.

July 2 In position here all day but not actively engaged until 3 p.m. when it opened and maintained a steady fire on Cemetery Hill until near sunset and vigorously renewed it at dusk for the purpose of diverting the fire of Union artillery from the Confederate infantry then assaulting East Cemetery Hill.

July 3 Ordered to a position south of McMillan's Woods and held in reserve sometimes fired upon but not returning the fire.

July 4 Withdrew about 8 a.m. and marched to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.565′ N, 77° 14.695′ 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
The Donaldsville Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. The Donaldsville Artillery Position
Along side the tablet are three empty carriages for guns representing the Battery. The guns were removed for maintenance and restoration.
opposite 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. Griffin's Battery - Dance's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away). 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. The Donaldsonville Artillery. Page detailing the history of the battery. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Donaldsville Artillery's View of the Federal Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. The Donaldsville Artillery's View of the Federal Lines
Looking past the carriages toward the east. Maurin's Louisiana men had a wide view of the Federal lines from this part of Seminary Ridge. While modern buildings and trees block the direct view of Cemetery Hill, the Round Tops to the south can be seen on the right.
 
 
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 755 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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