Confederate Artillery Batteries


“Wyatt’s Battery”

The marker for Virginia’a Albemarle Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 2)  The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain James W. Wyatt.

War Department marker for the Confederate Albemarle (Virginia) Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Pender’s Division
Poague’s Battalion Wyatt’s Battery
The Albemarle Va. Artillery
One 10 Pounder Parrott Two 3 lnch Rifles
and One 12 Pounder Howitzer

July 2. Late in the evening the Parrott and Rifles took position here.

July 3. At 7 A. M. they opened on the Union position but were soon ordered to cease firing as they drew the concentrated fire of several batteries. They afterward took part in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault. The Howitzer remained in the rear and was not engaged in the battle but held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

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

Losses not reported in detail.

See more on the history of the Albemarle (Virginia) Artillery in the Civil War