“Stribling’s Battery”

The marker for the Fauquier (Virginia) Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 4)  The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Robert Mackey Stribling.

War Department marker for the Confederate Fauquier (Virginia) Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Pickett’s Division
Dearing’s Battalion Stribling’s Battery
The Fauquier Artillery
Two 20 Pounder Parrotts Four Napoleons

July 3. Advanced to the front about daybreak. Later in the morning took position on the crest of ridge west of Emmitsburg Road and near the Rogers House. Drove back with a dozen well directed rounds a strong line of skirmishers whose fire wounded a few men and horses. Bore a conspicuous part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault. But its ammunition being exhausted about the time the assault began and repeated efforts to obtain a fresh supply proving fruitless the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4. In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws’ Division. Marched about sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

Losses not reported in detail.

See more on the history of the Faquier (Virginia) Battery in the Civil War