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

Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Cabell's Battalion - Carlton's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Cabell's Battalion - Carlton's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Battalion Carlton's Battery
The Troup Artillery

Second Section Two 12 pounder Howitzers

July 2 This section took position here at 4 p.m. and was actively engaged until near dark.

July 3 In position near main artillery line but under cover of hill in front of Spangler's Woods. After repulse of Longstreet's assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit. Retired from the front after dark.

July 4 In position here all day and withdrew from the field after night. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.

Losses of both section killed 1, wounded 6

Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.942′ N, 77° 15.361′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just south of the Longstreet Observation tower 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. Georgia (a few steps from this
Section Section of the Troup Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Section Section of the Troup Artillery Position
The section occupied a position near the tablet location. Flanking the tablet are two 12-pounder Field Howitzers. On the left is a Model of 1835, cast in 1837 by Cyrus Alger of Boston, Massachusetts. On the right is a Model of 1841, cast in either 1846 or 1847 by Ames Co., of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The Model of 1835 weighed slightly less, being slimmer than the Model of 1841. The exact model numbers used by the battery are not recorded.
marker); McLaws's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Semmes's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Longstreet Tower - South View (about 300 feet away); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Longstreet's Headquarters. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. The tablet is close to this stop location. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Brief History of the Troup Artillery. The battery saw service throughout the war, starting with early actions in Western Virginia. It was among the units which surrendered at Appomattox. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12-pdr Field Howitzer, Model of 1835 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. 12-pdr Field Howitzer, Model of 1835
The Model of 1835 represents an early development of the field howitzer family. The gun weighs approximately 717 pounds and is 53 inches long. The base ring, which is the raised portion at the breech, is 9.8 inches in diameter. Only twenty-six of this model were delivered.
12-pdr Field Howitzer, Model of 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
4. 12-pdr Field Howitzer, Model of 1841
The Model of 1841 was considered sufficiently refined, and was mass produced. At least five different foundries produced the type for Federal contracts. Additional sources in the south copied the design, delivering slightly different examples to the Confederate army. The Model of 1841 weighs approximately 785 pounds, and is 53 inches long. The base ring, however, is 10 inches in diameter. The little extra diameter allowed for a "thicker" gun tube overall, accounting for the heavier weight.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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