Confederate Artillery Batteries


The marker for the Pulaski Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 5)

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain John C. Fraser, who was mortally wounded on July 2. Second Lieutenant William J. Furlong then took command of the battery.

Marker for Pulaski (Georgia) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps McLaws’s Division
Cabell’s Battalion Fraser’s Battery
The Pulaski Artillery
Two 10 Pounder Parrotts Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 2. Took position here 3.30 P. M. and opened fire on Peach Orchard and the Union batteries east of it. At 4 P. M. the Rifles were silenced by loss of men. The fire of the Parrotts continued until Peach Orchard was taken.

July 3. The Parrotts were moved to crest north of Peach Orchard in main artillery line took part in the great cannonade aided in checking pursuit after Longstreet’s assault and retired from front after dark. The Rifles were placed under command of Captain Manly of the N. C. Artillery and served by his men in position with his own Rifles.

July 4. In position near here. After night withdrew from the field. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.

Losses Killed 6 Wounded 13
Horses killed or disabled 18