The guns at Gettysburg

The Guns at Gettysburg –  This information was used for A Firebell in the Night discussion –

Deployment-engagement distances found during the three day battle –

Gettysburg presented a very open field for a Civil War battle –

Day 1

Herr Ridge to McPherson’s farm 1,300 yards

Seminary Ridge to West McPherson’s ridge/Perrin Brigade 600 yards

Seminary Ridge to East McPherson’s ridge/Scales Brigade 300 yards

East side of Oak Hill/Rode’s guns to Union/Dilger’s Position 1,230 yards

NE York Ave/Early’s guns to Barlow’s Knoll 1,000 yards

Day 2

Culp’s Hill to Brenners Hill 1,000 yards

East Cemetery Hill to Brenner’s Hill 1,500 yards

East Cemetery Hill to Brenner’s Hill the north end 2,000 yards, Position of 20# Parrotts

Hood’s Position on Warfield Ridge to Smith’s Guns on Devil’s Den 1,333 yards

Warfield Ridge to Little Round Top 1,667 yards

Wheatfield Road line to Rose Farm 500 yards

Seminary Ridge/McLaws to Peach Orchard 666 yards

Seminary Ridge/McLaws to Plum Run 1,500 yards

Trostle House/Bigelow Position to Peach Orchard 666 yards

Smith’s section Valley of Death to the Slaughter Pen 1,500 yards

Seminary ridge to Cemetery Ridge 1,333 yards

Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Hill 1,500 yards

Seminary Ridge, North, to Cemetery Hill 1,733 yards

Powers Hill to Spangler’s Spring 1,000 yards

Steven’s Knoll and East Cemetery Hill vs. Early 670 yards and less

Day 3

Rogers House/Emitsburg Road to II Corps 850 to 1,000 yards

Powers Hill to East Culp’s Hill 1,200 yards

Longstreet’s Guns on Emitsburg Rd to Union/McGilvery gun line 1,330 yards

Daniel’s/McGilvery line to the flank of Kempers line 666 yards

Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Ridge 1,333 yards

Seminary Ridge to Cemetery Hill 1,500 yards

Seminary Ridge/North end to Cemetery Hill 1,733 yards

Cemetery Ridge/II Corps Guns Canister opened at 350 yards

-without shot or shell had to wait for Canister Range, 3” rifles.

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