Pegram’s Battalion Monument

Pegram’s Battalion of the Artillery Reserve with A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument.

Pegram's Battalion Gettysburg August 2007

Location: East side of West Confederate Avenue, at McMillan Woods.

Description: One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments.  Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit. Erected by the U.S. War Department and designed by E.B. Cope. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Bronze from melted Civil War cannons was used to create many of the inscription tablets.

Inscription:

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
HILL’S CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE
PEGRAMS BATTALION
Marye’s Crenshaw’s Zimmerman’s McGraw’s and Brander’s Batteries
Ten Napoleons Four 10 Pounder Parrotts
Four 3 Inch Rifles Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 13. The Battalion was actively engaged on each of the three days of the battle. The first cannonshot of the battle was fired by one of the batteries from a point near the south side of Chambersburg Pike on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern.

July 4. About sunset withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed 10 Wounded 37 Total 47

Ammunition expended 3800 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 38

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