Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Artillery at the Peach Orchard - Gettysburg
The monument to Hampton's Battery, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, stands over the Peach Orchard in one of the more prominent monuments in that sector, where fighting raged on the second day. The unit was actually combined with cannoneers and guns from Thompson's Battery, both having been depleted in earlier campaigns, and operating at Gettysburg under the command of Captain James Thompson. Both Pittsburgh-based units placed monuments at the Peach Orchard despite their combined arrangement. (Click image for larger view).