Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rose Hill Manor
Union Artillery Reserve
Some 19 batteries including 110 cannons and hundreds of attendant vehicles made up the Artillery Reserve during the Gettysburg Campaign. At full strength, a single battery used 100 horses, so the reserve's batteries alone required nearly 2,000 animals, and dozens more were needed to pull its wagons. On June 30, 2,745 men were present for duty with the Artillery Reserve. Such a large organization would have occupied much of the ground before you - and left behind a huge mess.
During the Battle of Gettysburg, Artillery Reserve ammunition wagons issued 19,189 rounds to its own batteries as well as to others in the army. The reserve took part in slowing and repulsing the Confederate attacks on July 2 and blasting Gen. James Longstreet's frontal attack
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 26.154′ N, 77° 24.33′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from North Market Street (State Highway 355), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the manor house, in Rose Hill Manor Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1611 North Market Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rose Hill Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); They Lie Here, Beneath Our Feet (approx. one mile away); Laboring Sons Memorial Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rediscovered Past (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); John McElroy, S.J. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Francis Scott Key (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photograph of "Rose Hill Manor, pictured during the 19th century, was the last house of Maryland's first elected governor, Thomas Johnson."
Also see . . .
1. Rose Hill Manor Park. The park is administered by the City of Frederick. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Rose Hill Manor. The park includes a children's museum and a carriage museum. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Army of the Potomac Artillery, Gettysburg Campaign. As a measure of how large the Artillery Reserve component was, a full five brigades of artillery were consolidated within the organization. That was roughly a third of the total artillery within the Army of the Potomac. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Gettysburg Campaign
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,660 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.