Confederate Artillery Batteries


The marker for Brooke’s Battery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 3) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain James B. Brooke.

Marker for Brooke's (Virginia) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

When it was photographed the marker was missing the attachment at the top that displays the parent unit information.

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Pender’s Division
Poague’s Battalion Brooke’s Battery
Two Napoleons Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2. Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position about 400 yards eastward from this point.

July 3. The Napoleons participated actively in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault withdrawing afterward to a position near here. The Howitzers were kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but were 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.