“Hurt’s Battery”

Two markers to the Hardaway (Alabama) Artillery are northwest of Gettysburg on Oak Hill (Tour map: North Confederate Avenue) and southwest of town on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 1)

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain William B. Hurt.

Marker for Hardaway's (Alabama) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker on Oak Hill:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh’s Battalion, Hurt’s Battery
Hardaway Alabama Artillery
Two Whitworths Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. The Whitworths were in position to the right of the Chambersburg Pike near the position of Pegram’s Battalion. Opened fire slowly and effectively shelling the woods occupied by the Union troops to the right of the town.

July 2. The Battery in position on Seminary Ridge south of the Hagerstown Road exposed to a heavy fire from the Union sharpshooters and artillery.

July 3. The Whitworth guns were moved to this position and fired with great effect. The 3 Inch Rifles remaining on Seminary Ridge south of the Hagerstown Road.

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

Marker for Hardaway's (Alabama) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker on West Confederate Avenue:

Army of Northern Virginia
Hill’s Corps Artillery
 Reserve
McIntosh’s Battalion, Hurt’s Battery
Hardaway Alabama Artillery
Two Whitworths Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. The Whitworths were in position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr’s Tavern and actively engaged.

July 2. All the guns were in position here and actively engaged under heavy fire of sharpshooters and artillery.

July 3. The 3 Inch Rifles remained here. The Whitworths were moved to position on Oak Hill. All were actively engaged. The Whitworths were beyond the range of Union guns whilst their own fire reached all parts of the field.

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

Losses not reported in detail.