The marker to Louisiana’s Donaldsonville Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 1)
The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Victor Maurin.
From the marker:
July 1. About 3.30 P.M. relieved some of Pegram’s guns whose ammunition was exhausted on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and from that time took an active part in the conflict.
July 2. In position here all day but not actively engaged until 3 P.M. when it opened and maintained a steady fire on Cemetery Hill until near sunset and vigorously renewed it at dusk for the purpose of diverting the fire of the Union artillery from the Confederate infantry then assaulting East Cemetery Hill.
July 3. Ordered to a position south of McMillan’s Woods and held in reserve sometimes fired upon but not returning the fire.
July 4. Withdrew about 8 A.M. and marched to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.
Losses not reported in detail.