Confederate Artillery Batteries


Two markers to the Danville (Virginia) Artillery are west of Gettysburg across the street from each other on West Confederate Avenue near the former Armory. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 1 tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Robert Sidney Rice.

From the marker next to the wall on the west side of the Avenue:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh’s Battalion Rice’s Battery
Danville Virginia Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 1. In position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr’s Tavern and firing when Union forces were visible. Enfiladed their line at one time in and near railroad.

July 2. Two guns took position here and were actively engaged under heavy fire of sharpshooters and artillery. The other two guns in reserve.

July 3. All the guns were actively engaged in this position.

July 4. Withdrew at evening to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses not reported in detail.

Danville Artillery marker at Gettysburg

From the marker overlooking the old Pennsylvania National Guard Armory on the east side of the Avenue:

Army of Northern Virginia
Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh’s Battalion Rice’s Battery
Danville Virginia Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 2 Two guns took position here and were actively engaged under the heavy fire of Union Sharpshooters and artillery. Two guns of the Battery were in reserve.

July 3 All the guns were actively engaged in this position.

July 4 Withdrew in the night to Marsh Creek on the Fairfiled Road.

Losses not reported in detail.