The marker for the Fredericksburg (Virginia) Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 2)
The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg Gettysburg by Captain Edward A. Marye.
From the marker:
July 1. This Battery fired the first cannonshot of the battle from a point near the south side of the Chambersburg Pike on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and was actively engaged until the close of the day’s conflict.
July 2. Early in the morning took position here. Opened at intervals upon the Union lines and enfiladed their batteries when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.
July 3. Participated actively in all operations of the artillery including the cannonade which preceded Longstreet’s assault.
July 4. About sunset withdrew and began the marchto Hagerstown.
Losses not reported in detail.