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
First Section Two 10 pounder Parrotts
July 2 This section took position here 3.30 p.m. and was actively engaged until near dark.
July 3 In position on the main artillery line on ridge in front of Spangler's Woods. Took part in the great cannonade and after repulse of Longstreet's assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit.
July 4 Remained near here all day inactive short of ammunition. After night withdrew from the field.
Losses of both sections killed 1, wounded 6.
Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.847′ N, 77° 15.348′ 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. South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabell's Battalion Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCarthy's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Georgia (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 600 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.