Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion
Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Norcom's Battery
Two Napoleons and One 12 pounder Howitzer
July 3 The Napoleons advanced before daylight into position 150 yards north of Peach Orchard near the Emmitsburg road but their fire in the forenoon was desultory. Took active part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault and one of the guns supported the infantry attack by pushing forward 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the assault was repulsed the Napoleons were moved several hundred yards to the left but soon disabled and sent to the rear. The Howitzer was brought forward and did effective service until withdrawn after dark.
July 4 At 9 a.m. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.
Losses not reported in detail.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.23′ N, 77° 15.359′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Eshleman's Battalion ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wofford's Brigade ( about 300 feet away); Louisiana State Memorial ( about 300 feet away); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - ( about 300 feet away); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion ( about 400 feet away); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion ( 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 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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