Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Ward’s Battery”

The marker for the Madison (Miss.) Light Artillery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 3) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain George Ward.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Pender’s Division
Poague’s Battalion Ward’s Battery
The Madison (Miss) Light Artillery
Three Napoleons One 12 Pounder

July 2. Late in the evening the Napoleons were placed in position about 400 yards eastward from this point.

July 3. The Napoleons participated actively in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault withdrawing afterward to a position near here. The Howitzer was kept in the rear and took no part in the battle but was held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

July 4. In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

See more on the history of the Madison (MS) Light Artillery.