The marker for Virginia’a Albemarle Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Part 2 tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain James W. Wyatt.
From the marker
July 2. Late in the evening the Parrott and Rifles took position here.
July 3. At 7 A. M. they opened on the Union position but were soon ordered to cease firing as they drew the concentrated fire of several batteries. They afterward took part in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault. The Howitzer remained in the rear and was not engaged in the battle but held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.
July 4. In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses not reported in detail.
Location of the marker
The marker is southwest of Gettysburg on the east side of West Confederate Avenue just south of the State of Tennessee monument.
See more on the history of the Albemarle (Virginia) Artillery in the Civil War