Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Annoying “ . . . the enemy very seriously ”
Confederate sharpshooters in this area built a barricade across Baltimore Street at the intersection with Breckenridge Street to gain an open field of fire towards the Federal troops on Cemetery Hill. From behind this barricade and from windows of houses along these streets, Confederate marksmen traded shots with their enemy.
Maj. Eugene Blackford, commanding the 5th Alabama sharpshooters, reported: “our fire must have annoyed the enemy very seriously, . . . picking off their officers, their gunners (on Cemetery Hill) unable to stand to their guns.”
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Location. 39° 49.598′ N, 77° 13.856′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Breckenridge Street, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Touch for map. 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. “I can see them yet . . . ” (a few steps from this marker); Schriver's Saloon and Ten-Pin Alley (a few steps from this marker); A Union General Escapes Capture (within 267 Baltimore St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Virginia Wade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jennie Wade Birthplace (about 300 feet away); Baltimore Street Facade (about 300 feet away); Witness Tree (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a 1994 painting by Don Troiani depicting the Confederate sharpshooters at the barricade.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 447 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.