Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Orange Artillery
Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
Carter's Battalion Fry's Battery
The Orange Artillery
Two 10 pounder Parrotts and Two 3 inch Rifles
July 1 Opened fire soon after arriving here on the Union troops near the Chambersburg Pike to which their artillery replied with a heavy fire that caused some loss. Soon afterward the Union forces extended their line northward to the Mummasburg Road and this Battery by its enfilading fire aided our Infantry in the severe conflict which ended with the withdrawal of the First Corps from Seminary Ridge.
July 2 In position but was not engaged.
July 3 All its guns were on Seminary Ridge near the Railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.
July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses not reported. Ammunition expended 882 rounds.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.885′ N, 77° 14.595′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located near the Eternal Peace Light Memorial (auto tour stop 2) in Gettysburg
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eternal Peace Light Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Rodes Attacks (a few steps from this marker); Iverson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Carter's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The King William Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Oak Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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