Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Tanner’s Battery”

The marker to the Courtney Artillery is northeast of Gettysburg on Jones Avenue. (Tour map: Jones Avenue) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain William A. Tanner.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Early’s Division
Jones’ Artillery Battalion Tanner’s Battery
Courtney (Virginia) Artillery
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Arrived on the field with Early’s Division. Moved into battery on north side of Rock Creek. Opened an effective fire on Union infantry on south side of the creek. Ceased firing as the Confederate infantry advanced.

July 2. Took position of the day before remained until 3 P. M. Ordered to report on the York Road and remained until the morning of the 3rd. Not engaged.

July 3. Moved nearer the town and remained until night. Ordered to the wagon park to move with train to the rear.

Casualties not reported. Ammunition expended 595 rounds.