Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Zimmerman’s Battery”

The marker to the Pee Dee 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 by Lieutenant William E. Zimmerman.

The marker to the Pee Dee Artillery at GettysburgFrom the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Pegram’s Battalion Zimmerman’s Battery
The Pee Dee Artillery
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Three guns were in position on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern actively engaged and did effective service. The other was disabled for the day by accident while hastening into action.

July 2. Early in the morning took position here and at intervals was engaged with the Union batteries endeavoring especially to enfilade them when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3. Took an active part in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

Marker for the Pee Dee (South Carolina) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg