Madison Light Artillery

Madison Light Artillery (HM6GK)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.108', W 77° 15.371'

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Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander's Battalion Moody's Battery
The Madison Light Artillery

Four 24 Pounder Howitzers

July 2 Arrived here and opened fire at 4 p.m. Following the infantry charge upon the Peach Orchard took position near there and with other batteries supported the infantry in its further advance. Aided in so harassing the retiring Union forces as to compel the temporary abandonment of several guns. Kept up a spirited fire until nightfall and prevented pursuit of the Confederate advanced lines when they fell back shortly before dark.

July 3 In position at dawn in the artillery line on the ridge running north from the Peach Orchard and on duty there all day. Took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault and retired from the front after night.

July 4 Remained near here until 4 p.m. and then withdrew to Marsh Creek on the Fairfield Road.

Losses heavy but not reported in detail.
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HM NumberHM6GK
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306848 N 4408194
Decimal Degrees39.80180000, -77.25618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.108', W 77° 15.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 6.48" N, 77° 15' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1096 W Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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