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

Garnett's Battalion

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Grandy's, Moore's, Lewis's, and Maurin's
Batteries
Four Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts
Seven 3 inch Rifles, Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 1, 2, 3, 4 The Parrotts and Rifles took part in the battle in different position on each of the three days their most active service being on the second day in this position.
The Napoleons and Howitzers were in reserve and not actively engaged at any time. All withdrew from the field on the fourth day but not at the same hour nor by the same route.

Losses Wounded 5, missing 17. Total 22.

Horses killed or disabled 13.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.452′ N, 77° 14.709′ 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 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
Garnett's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Garnett's Battalion Tablet
of this marker. Lewis's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moore's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Perrin's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Maurin's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Griffin's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pender's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles 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. Report of Lieut. Col. John J. Garnett. Regarding the fires of the rifled guns on July 2, Garnett wrote:
At 3 p.m., when the engagement became general, these pieces opened fire upon the enemy's batteries opposite, which they kept up without cessation until about thirty minutes before sunset. Just as the sun had disappeared behind the horizon, the enemy's guns were observed to be turned upon a portion of General Ewell's forces, which had attacked them in the rear, when Major Richardson, by opening upon them with his nine rifles, succeeded in diverting their fire. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Garnett's Gun Line - Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Garnett's Gun Line - Right Side
Looking south past the McMillan House down Confederate Avenue. On July 2, rifled cannon from Grandy's and Moore's Batteries were posted near McMillan Woods in this sector.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Garnett's Gun Line - Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Garnett's Gun Line - Left Side
Looking north from the tablet location toward the modern day National Guard Armory. Maurin's and Lewis' Batteries posted rifles across this area on July 2nd. With the batteries repositioning guns throughout the action, some of Moore's guns may have deployed here also. Later on July 4 a section of Napoleons from Lewis' Battery deployed here.
 
 
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 682 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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