The marker to the Courtney Artillery is northeast of Gettysburg on Jones Avenue (Jones Avenue tour map) next to the Lutheran Village. The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain William A. Tanner.
From the marker
July 1. Arrived on the field with Early’s Division. Moved into battery on north side of Rock Creek. Opened an effective fire on Union infantry on south side of the creek. Ceased firing as the Confederate infantry advanced.
July 2. Took position of the day before remained until 3 P. M. Ordered to report on the York Road and remained until the morning of the 3rd. Not engaged.
July 3. Moved nearer the town and remained until night. Ordered to the wagon park to move with train to the rear.
Casualties not reported. Ammunition expended 595 rounds.
|See Captain Tanner’s Official Report for the Courtney Artillery at Gettysburg|
Location of the marker to the Courtney Artillery
The marker is northeast of Gettysburg on Jones Battalion Avenue, which is on the east side of Old Harrisburg Road (Business 15) about half a mile north of the bridge over Rock Creek. Jones Battalion Avenue is just south of the entryway to the Spiritrust Lutheran Village and looks like a private driveway, but the War Department tablet for Jones’s Battalion just north of the drive is a clue that this is park property. The marker to the Courtney Artillery is all the way at the end of Jones Battalion Avenue inside the turn around loop. (39°51’04.1″N 77°12’48.0″W)