Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Bachman’s Battery”

The marker to the German (South Carolina) Artillery is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (South Confederate Avenue tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg Gettysburg by Captain William K. Bachman and brought 71 men to the field.

Marker for the German (South Carolina) Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
Henry’s Battalion Bachman’s Battery
The German Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 2. In reserve near here but not engaged.

July 3. In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 P. M. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.

July 4. Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 P. M. Then withdrew from the field.

See more on the history of the German (South Carolina) Artillery in the Civil War.