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

Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion

Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Eshleman's Battalion - Squires's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Eshleman's Battalion - Squires's Battery Tablet
Squires' Battery was also known as 1st Company, Washington (Louisiana) Artillery.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Squire's Battery

One Napoleon

July 3 Having but one gun it co-operated all day with Miller's Battery. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard assisted in repelling skirmishers and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault. Moved several hundred yards to the left after the repulse of that assault to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. Withdrew soon afterward to the rear.

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° 48.172′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker);
Eshleman's Battalion - Squires's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Eshleman's Battalion - Squires's Battery Tablet
A single Confederate Napoleon, from the Augusta Foundry, represents Squires' 1st Company of the Washington Artillery. In action on July 3, the sole gun of the battery was placed further east along Emmitsburg Road.
Louisiana State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Cannonade. Details of the bombardment which preceded Longstreet's assault of July 3. (Submitted on October 6, 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 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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