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

Lewis's Battery - Garnett's Battalion

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two 3 inch Rifles and Two Napoleons

July 1 One of the rifles at 3.30 p.m. relieved one of Pegram's guns on the ridge west of Herr's Tavern and was engaged until the fight ended.

July 2 Both Rifles were in position here and took an active part in the artillery duel in the afternoon and evening with the Union batteries on Cemetery Hill.

July 3 Moved under orderes to a point south of McMillan's Woods but not engaged at any time although from time to time under fire.

July 4 The Napoleons were never actively engaged in the battle but on this day were placed in position here. At night they rejoined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.527′ N, 77° 14.702′ 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, just north of the McMillan House on Confederate
The Lewis Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. The Lewis Artillery Position
Two empty carriages and two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons represent the Battery at the tablet's location. At least one of the Napoleons was cast at Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia. The McMillan house is in the background to the right.
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. Maurin's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffin's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Army of Northern Virginia (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (about 600 feet away). 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
 
Lewis Artillery View of Cemetery Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Lewis Artillery View of Cemetery Ridge
The view today is obstructed by modern houses and post-battle tree growth. At the time of the battle, the gunners had a clear view of the Federal positions on Cemetery Hill and Ridge.
 
 
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 776 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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