Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Marye’s Battery”

The marker for the Fredericksburg (Virginia) Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 2 tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Edward A. Marye.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Reserve Artillery
Pegram’s Battalion Marye’s Battery
The Fredericksburg Artillery
Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 1. This Battery fired the first cannonshot of the battle from a point near the south side of the Chambersburg Pike on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and was actively engaged until the close of the day’s conflict.

July 2. Early in the morning took position here. Opened at intervals upon the Union lines and enfiladed their batteries when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3. Participated actively in all operations of the artillery including the cannonade which preceded Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. About sunset withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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