Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Brander’s Battery”

The marker to the Letcher Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 2) It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Thomas A. Brander.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Artillery
Pegram’s Battalion Brander’s Battery
The Letcher Artillery

Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 1. In position at first on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern but moved later to a hill east of Willoughby Run about 500 yards from the Union batteries and from that point fired upon the Union infantry with much effect although itself exposed to a heavy fire of canister.

July 2. Occupied this position early in the morning and was engaged at intervals in firing upon the Union lines and batteries.

July 3. Actively participated in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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