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 —
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 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 •
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 1,006 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.