Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Massie’s Battery”

The marker to the Fluvanna (Virginia) Artillery is east of Gettysburg on Benner’s Hill. (Benner’s Hill tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain John Livingston Massie.Marker for the Fluvanna (Virginia) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Reserve Artillery
Nelson’s Battalion Massie’s Battery
Fluvanna Virginia Artillery
One 3 Inch Rifle Three Napoleons

July 1.The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.

July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of Confederate line. At midnight moved with Johnson’s Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4. Took position on the ridge west of town and at midnight moved on the march to Hagerstown.

No report of casualties or ammunition expended.

Location of the marker

The marker to the Fluvanna (Virginia) Artillery is east of Gettysburg on Benner’s Hill. Take Hanover Street 0.4 mi. from the east edge of Gettysburg to the top of the ridge, which is Benner’s Hill, just west of the Daniel Lady Farm. You can park to the south of Hanover Road on Latimer Avenue, a park road. The marker is 400 feet north of Hanover Road at the far end of the national park land (the unpaved part of Latimer Avenue).

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