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

Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Two Napoleons, Two 3 inch Rifles

July 2 Took position here 3.30 p.m. and became actively engaged. At 5 p.m. advanced to Peach Orchard and continued firing until dark. Returned here after night.

July 3 The Napoleons remained here. The two rifles with the two rifles of Fraser's Battery took position at 5 a.m. under Capt. Manly on crest beyond Emmitsburg Road and North of Peach Orchard were engaged in the great cannonade and after Longstreet's assault aided in checking pursuit. Continued firing at intervals until 7.30 p.m. Then resumed this position.

July 4 At 10 a.m. aided in checking an advance of three regiments. After night withdrew from the field.

Ammunition expended 1146 rounds.
Losses killed 3, wounded 4, missing 4.
Horses killed or disabled 20.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.893′ N, 77° 15.354′ 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
Cabell's Battalion - Manly's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Cabell's Battalion - Manly's Battery Position
Two 12-pounder Confederate Napoleons flank the tablet. The South Carolina Memorial stands just south of the tablet location.
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. Kershaw's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina ( within shouting distance of this marker); Semmes's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia ( within shouting distance of this marker); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion ( about 300 feet away); McLaws's Division ( about 400 feet away); Cabell's Battalion ( about 400 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. The tour stop is close to the tablet location. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. A Brief History of Company A, 1st North Carolina Artillery. Manly's Battery served throughout the war in the Eastern Theater. Oddly, at the end of the war, the battery was not formally surrendered. Instead the members simply rode home. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Captain Basil Charles Manly
Confederate Napoleons at Manley's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. Confederate Napoleons at Manley's Battery
The examples on display at Manley's Battery were produced by the C.S. Arsenal, Columbus Georgia. As stated on the tablet, the Napoleons of Manley's Battery began the actions on July 2 at this location and spent much of July 3 at this point also. From this location, the guns could range the Federal positions in Plum Run Valley.
. This site, detailing much of the life of Captain Manly, includes his official report on the Gettysburg campaign. (Submitted on October 10, 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 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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