Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Caskie’s Battery”

The marker for the Hampden (Virginia) Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 4 tour map) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain William Henderson Caskie.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Pickett’s Division
Dearing’s Battalion
 Caskie’s Battery
The Hampden Artillery
One 10 Pounder Parrott One 3 Inch Rifle
and Two Napoleons

July 3. Advanced to the front about daylight. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of the Emmitsburg Road and near the Rogers House remaining for hours unengaged. When the signal guns were fired about 1 P. M. moved forward to the crest of the hill and took an active part in the cannonade. Ammunition was exhausted while Longstreet’s column was advancing the last round being fired at the Union infantry which assailed his right flank. Efforts to procure a fresh supply of ammunition proving unsuccessful the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4. In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws’ Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.