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

Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion

Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Poague's Battalion - Ward's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Poague's Battalion - Ward's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Poague's Battalion Ward's Battery
The Madison (Miss.) Light Artillery

Three Napoleons, one 12-pounder Howitzer

July 2 Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position about 400 yards eastward from this point.

July 3 The Napoleons participated actively in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault withdrawing afterward to a position near here. The Howitzer was kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but was held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

July 4 In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.867′ N, 77° 15.019′ 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 near the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary Ridge 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
Madison Light Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Madison Light Artillery Tablet
Two Confederate 12-pounder Napoleons flank the tablet. One of the pieces was produced at the Augusta Foundry, Augusta, Georgia. The other was produced at Columbus Arsenal, Columbus, Georgia. Through most of the action, the Napoleons were positioned further to the east, in the open field.
walking distance of this marker. Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Posey's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Field of Pickett's Charge. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Position of Ward's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Position of Ward's Battery
Looking down the barrel of a cannon beside the tablet. Late on July 2nd, the Napoleons of Ward's Battery were deployed forward to a rise in the ground in the open field in the distance. From that advanced position, the guns participated in the action of July 3. Later, the section retired to a point near the tablet.
 
 
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 1,154 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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