Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion

Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (HM7UR)

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

N 39° 48.204', W 77° 15.359'

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Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Richardson's Battery

Two Napoleons and One 12 pounder Howitzer

July 3 The Napoleons took position before daylight north of the Peach Orchard but moved at dawn further northward and west of the Emmitsburg road. A Union 3 inch Rifle left the day before between the lines was brought in under a heavy fire of skirmishers and served with this battery which took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault. After the repulse of that assault was joined by the Howitzer and made preparations to assist in repelling a countercharge if attempted. Withdrew from the front after dark.

July 4 At 9 a.m. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses not reported in detail.
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HM NumberHM7UR
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306869 N 4408371
Decimal Degrees39.80340000, -77.25598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.204', W 77° 15.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 12.24" N, 77° 15' 21.54" 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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