The Brooks Artillery

The Brooks Artillery (HM6HJ)

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

N 39° 48.132', W 77° 15.368'

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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 Rhett's Battery
The Brooks Artillery

Four 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2 Took position here at 4 p.m. and opened fire. When the charge was made on the Peach Orchard moved to a point near there and with other batteries supported the infantry in its further advance. Assisted in harassing the retiring Union forces causing them to abandon temporarily several guns. Continued firing until night and aided in preventing 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 NumberHM6HJ
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306853 N 4408238
Decimal Degrees39.80220000, -77.25613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.132', W 77° 15.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 7.92" N, 77° 15' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61-115 Millerstown Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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