Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion
Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Dearing's Battalion Stribling's Battery
The Fauquier Artillery
Two 20 pounder Parrotts and Four Napoleons
July 3 Advanced to the front about daybreak. Later in the morning took position on the crest of ridge west of Emmitsburg road and near the Rogers House. Drove back with a dozen well directed rounds a strong line of skirmishers whose fire wounded a few men and horses. Bore a conspicuous part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault. But its ammunition being exhausted about the time of the assault began and repeated efforts to obtain a fresh supply proving fruitless the Battery was withdrawn.
July 4 In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws's Division. Marched about sunset to Black Horse Tavern.
Losses not reported in detail.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.251′ N, 77° 15.362′ 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 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. Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Eshleman's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Wofford's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Louisiana State Memorial (about 400 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 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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