Confederate Artillery Batteries


“Washington Artillery, Company C”

The marker for Miller’s battery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 4) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Merritt B. Miller.

Marker for Miller's (Louisiana) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia on the Gettysburg battlefield

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman’s Battalion Miller’s Battery
Three Napoleons

July 3. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard. This battery fired the signal guns for the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault took part therein and supported the charge of the infantry by advancing 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the repulse of the assault moved to the left and west of the Emmitsburg Road ready to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. From loss of horses but one gun could then be used. The others were sent to the rear and that gun was withdrawn after dark.

July 4. At 9 A. M. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses heavy but not reported in detail.

Marker for Miller's (Louisiana) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia on the Gettysburg battlefield