“Carlton’s Battery”

Markers for two sections of the the Troup Artillery are 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 Henry H. Carlton, who was wounded on July 3. First Lieutenant C.W. Motes then took command.

Marker for the Troup (Georgia) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the first marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps McLaws’s Division
Cabell’s Battalion Carlton’s Battery
The Troup Artillery
First Section Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 2. This section took position here 3.30 P. M. and was actively engaged until near dark.

July 3. In position on the main artillery line on ridge in front of Spangler’s Woods. Took part in the great cannonade and after repulse of Longstreet’s assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit. Retired from the front after dark.

July 4. Remained near here all day inactive short of ammunition. After night withdrew from the field.

Losses of both sections Killed 1 Wounded 6 Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17

Marker for Carlton's Battery (the Troup Georgia Artillery) on the Gettysburg battlefield

From the second marker:

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps McLaws’s Division
Cabell’s Battalion Carlton’s Battery
The Troup Artillery
Second Section Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2. This section took position here at 4 P. M. and was actively engaged until dark.

July 3. In position near main artillery line but under cover of hill in front of Spangler’s Woods. After repulse of Longstreet’s assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit. Retired from the front after dark.

July 4. In position here all day and withdrew from the field after dark. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.

Losses of both sections Killed 1 Wounded 6 Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17

Marker for Carlton's Battery (the Troup Georgia Artillery) on the Gettysburg battlefield