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

McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion

Stuart's Horse Artillery

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Beckham's Battalion McGregor's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Beckham's Battalion McGregor's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Horse Artilery
Beckham's Battalion McGregor's Battery

Two Napoleons and two 3 inch Rifles

July 3 The Battery took an active part in the fight arriving about 2 p.m. and keeping up its fire until the ample supply of ammunition furnished on its way here in the forenoon was exhausted. It withdrew from the field under orders about nightfall

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 7 Total 12

Horses killed and disabled 11
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.141′ N, 77° 10.163′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cavalry Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (about 600 feet away); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion
McGregor's Battery Marker and Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
2. McGregor's Battery Marker and Artillery
(about 600 feet away); Horse Artillery (about 700 feet away); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chambliss's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker<br>Surrounded by Artillery Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
Surrounded by Artillery Cannon
Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
6. Field of Fire
Looking past the marker to the southeast. The Lott farm buildings are in the far center. Federal batteries were arrayed to the south (right) of the farm. Fitz Lee's and Hampton's Brigades began their charge from just out of frame to the left, advancing in the direction of the Lott farm. McGregor's Battery dueled with the Federal guns and provided support for the advancing brigades.
Artillery Cannon Position image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. Artillery Cannon Position
Once a Home to Cannonballs<br>Now a Home to Birds image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
8. Once a Home to Cannonballs
Now a Home to Birds
Artillery Cannon Position image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
9. Artillery Cannon Position
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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