Confederate Artillery Batteries

“First Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery”

The marker for Breathed’s Battery is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield on Confederate Cavalry Avenue. (Tour map: East Cavalry Battlefield – north end) The battery was commanded by Captain James Breathed.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Stuart’s Horse Artillery
Beckham’s Battalion Breathed’s Battery
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 3. The Battery arrived here about 2 P. M. and took an active part in the fight until its ample supply of ammunition received in the forenoon was exhausted. It was withdrawn from the field about dark.

Losses Killed 6 Wounded 8 Total 14 Horses killed or disabled 10.

See more on the history of the Stuart Horse Artillery in the Civil War.