“Reese’s Battery”

The marker for the Jeff Davis (Alabama) Artillery is northwest of Gettysburg on Oak Hill. (Tour map: North Confederate Avenue) It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain W.J. Reese.

Marker for the Jeff Davis (Alabama) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Rodes’ Division
Carter’s Battalion Reese’s Battery
The Jeff Davis Artillery
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Was placed in position near here in support of Dole’s Brigade against two divisions of the Eleventh Corps which were massing on his front and left flank. It rendered effective service not only in protecting Dole’s flank but also aided in dislodging the Union infantry and artillery from their position in the fields north of the town.

July 2. Remained in Reserve.

July 3. In position on Seminary Ridge near the railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. After nightfall began the march toHagerstown.

Ammunition expended 229 rounds.

See more on the Jeff Davis Artillery in the Civil War.