The monument to Beckham’s Stuart Horse Artillery is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield. (East Cavalry Battlefield – north tour map)
From the monument
July 3. These batteries were not permanently attached to the cavalry brigades but were sent to them when needed Breathed’s Battery with Brig. General W. H. F Lee’s Brigade. Chew’s Battery Brig. General W. E. Jones’ Brigade. Griffin’s Battery with the Second Army Corps. Hart’s Battery attached to the Washington Artillery with the Army Trains. McGregor’s Battery with Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton’s Brigade. Moorman’s Battery no report.
Casualties not reported.
About Robert Beckham
Stuart’s horse artillery was commanded by Major Robert F. Beckham, a Virginian who had graduated from West Point (West Point Class of 1859) just before the war. He would go on to become the commander of the artillery of Hood’s Army of the Tennessee, where he was mortally wounded in the November, 1864 Battle of Franklin.
Location of the monument
The monument is about three miles east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Field. It is on the west side of Confederate Cavalry Avenue about 500 feet south of where it makes a turn to the south along the Rummal Farm.