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

Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Lane's Battalion - Patterson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Lane's Battalion - Patterson's Battery Tablet
The battery was also called Company B of the Sumner Artillery.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Lane's Battalion Patterson's Battery

Two Napoleons, Four 12 pounder Howitzers

July 2 Was detached from the Battalion in the morning together with the Howitzer of Ross's Battery and ordered into position here. In the afternoon opened fire upon the Union positions north of Peach Orchard and when the infantry advanced at 6 p.m. moved forward with it beyond the Emmitsburg road and was engaged there until dark.

July 3 Occupied a position near here in reserve and did not take part in the active operations of the day.

July 4 Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed 2, wounded 5, missing 2.

Ammunition expended 170 rounds.

Horses killed or disabled 7.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.418′ N, 77° 15.38′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Berdan Avenue, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lane's Battalion - Patterson's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Lane's Battalion - Patterson's Battery Tablet
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blount's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); 3rd Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (about 500 feet away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Dearing's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Wilcox's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Pitzer's Woods. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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