Confederate Artillery Batteries

The marker for the Bedford (Virginia) Artillery is 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 Tyler Calhoun Jordan.

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

Text from the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander’s Battalion
 Jordan’s Battery
The Bedford Virginia Artillery
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 2. Took position here 4.30 P. M. Fired a few rounds at the Peach Orchard. Joined in the infantry charge and afterwards occupied position on crest near the Peach Orchard and was actively engaged until night.

July 3. Remained near the same position which was on the main artillery line. Took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s final assault and aided in supporting that assault. Retired from the front after night.

July 4. In position near here until 4 P. M. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses serious but not reported in detail

See more on the history of the Bedford (Virginia) Artillery in the Civil War.