Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion

Stuart's Horse Artillery

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 3 The battery arrived here about 2 p.m. and took an active part in the fight until its ample supply of ammunition received in the forenoon on the way here was exhausted. It was withdrawn from the field about dark.

Losses Killed 6 Wounded 8 Total 14

Horses killed or disabled 10
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.221′ N, 77° 10.093′ 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horse Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion
Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
(about 600 feet away); Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Cavalry Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
Beckham's Battalion Breathed's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Beckham's Battalion Breathed's Battery Tablet
To the left of the tablet are mounting blocks for artillery pieces, removed for maintenance.
Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion Marker
Breathed's Battery Field of Fire image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
6. Breathed's Battery Field of Fire
Breathed's 3 inch rifles were directed against Federal guns and cavalry near the Lott Farm, seen in the distant center here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement