Confederate Artillery Batteries


“Macon’s Battery”

The marker for the Richmond Fayette Artillery 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 Miles Cary Macon.

War Department marker for the Confederate Richmond Fayette Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Pickett’s Division
Dearing’s Battalion Macon’s Battery
The Richmond Fayette Artillery
Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 3. Advanced to the front about daybreak. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of Emmitsburg Road and near the Rogers House but remained inactive until the signal guns were fired some time after noon. Moved forward then to the crest of the hill and took a prominent part in the cannonade. Ammunition was exhausted while Longstreet’s column was advancing the last rounds being fired at Union infantry assailing his right flank. Efforts to procure a fresh supply of ammunition proving unsuccessful the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4. In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws’ Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

Losses not reported in detail

See more on the history of the Richmond Fayette Artillery in the Civil War.