Nelson's Battalion

Nelson's Battalion (HM72Y)

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

N 39° 49.791', W 77° 12.76'

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Artillery Reserve - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Artillery Reserve
Nelson's Battalion

Kirkpatrick's, Massie's, and Milledge's Batteries
One 10 Pounder Parrott - Four 3 Inch Rifles
Six Napoleons

July 1 The Battalion arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day was ordered to report to the Chief of Artillery Rodes's Division.

July 2 Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 a.m. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until the night when the Battalion returned to the position of the morning.

July 3 Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line to find a position to withdraw the fire from the Confederate Infantry. Opened about 12 m. firing 20 to 25 rounds.
At midnight moved with Johnson's Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4 Was ordered to take position on the ridge west of town. At night took up the line of march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 48 rounds - Casualties not reported
HM NumberHM72Y
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310650 N 4411214
Decimal Degrees39.82985000, -77.21266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.791', W 77° 12.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 47.46" N, 77° 12' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 850 Hanover Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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