Confederate Artillery Batteries


The marker for Wingfield’s Battery is southwest of Gettysburg on on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 2)

The battery was part of the Sumter Artillery, three batteries recruited in Sumter County, Georgia. It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain John T. Wingfield, who was wounded on July 3.

Marker for Wingfield's (Georgia) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Anderson’s Division
Lane’s Battalion Wingfield’s Battery
Two 20 Pounder Parrotts Three 3 Inch Navy Parrotts

July 2. In position here actively engaged and exposed all the while to a heavy fire from the Union artillery.

July 3. Remained here and took part in all artillery conflicts of the day including that which preceded Longstreet’s assault.

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

Losses Wounded 9 Missing 2

Ammunition expended 406 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 20.