Poague’s Battalion Monument

Poague’s Battalion of Pender’s Division of A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument.

Poague's Battalion

Location: East side of West Confederate Avenue, north of Spanglers Woods and the Virginia Monument.

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 PENDER’S DIVISION
POAGUES BATTALION
Ward’s Brooke’s Wyatt’s and Graham’s Batteries
Seven Napoleons Six 12 Pounder Howitzers
One 10 Pounder Parrott Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 2. Late in the evening ten of the guns were placed in position at different points ready for service next day. The Howitzers were kept in the rear as no place was found from which they could be used with advantage.

July 3. The ten guns were actively engaged.

July 4. In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.

Killed 2 Wounded 24 Missing 6 Total 32

Ammunition expended 657 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 17

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