Confederate Artillery Batteries


The marker for the Amherst Artillery is east of Gettysburg on Benner’s Hill north of Hanover Road. (Tour map: Benner’s Hill) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Thomas L. Kirkpatrick.

Marker for the Amhearst (Virginia) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Nelson’s Battalion Kirkpatrick’s Battery
Amherst Virginia Artillery
One 3 Inch Rifle Three Napoleons

July 1. The Battery arrived too late on the field to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.

July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line. At midnight moved with Johnson’s Division to Seminary Ridge.

 

July 4. Took position on the ridge west of town and at midnight took up the line of march to Hagerstown.

No report of casualties or ammunition expended.

Marker for the Amhearst (Virginia) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg