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

Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion -

Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Dearing's Battalion - Caskie's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Dearing's Battalion - Caskie's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Dearing's Battalion Caskie's Battery
The Hampden Artillery

One 10 pounder Parrott, One 3 inch Rifle
and Two Napoleons

July 3 Advanced to the front about daylight. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of the Emmitsburg road and near the Rogers House remaining for hours unengaged. When the signal guns were fired about 1 p.m. moved forward to the crest of the hill and took an active part in the cannonade. Ammunition was exhausted while Longstreet's column was advancing the last rounds being fired at the Union infantry which assailed his right flank. Efforts to procure a fresh supply of ammunition proving unsuccessful the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4 In line of battle all day whith the left wing of McLaws's Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

Losses not reported in detail.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.287′ N, 77° 15.364′ 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 on Seminary Ridge, in front of the
Dearing's Battalion - Caskie's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Dearing's Battalion - Caskie's Battery Tablet
Platforms for mounting artillery pieces flank the tablet. The battery's position on July 3 was forward of the tablet location, closer to the Emmitsubrg Road. In the background are the Round Tops, Confederate objectives on the second day of battle.
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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Eshleman's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Wofford's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Cannonade. The Confederate bombardment of the Federal lines, preparing for Longstreet's Assault on July 3, was among the largest artillery barrages ever in the western hemisphere. (Submitted on October 4, 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 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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