Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Page’s Battery”

The marker for the Morris Artillery is northwest of Gettysburg on Oak Hill. (Tour map: North Confederate Avenue)

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Richard Channing Moore Page of Albermarle County, Virginia. Engaged on the east side of Oak Hill against the Union Eleventh Corps, it suffered the highest number of casualties of any Confederate battery at Gettysburg, including Captain Page, who was wounded.

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

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Rodes’ Division
Carter’s Battalion Page’s Battery
The Morris Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 1. Not engaged until Union forces on Seminary Ridge extended their line to the right when it opened upon them with a rapid enfilading fire in support of the infantry in the conflict which ensued. Meanwhile it suffered from the fire of Union artillery in the valley north of the town. Afterward moved to the foot of the ridge and aided in dislodging both the artillery and infantry of the Eleventh Corps.

July 2. Held in readiness to move into position but was not engaged.

July 3. On Seminary Ridge in reserve.

July 4. After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed and Mortally Wounded 4 Wounded 26

Ammunition expended 215 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 17.

See more of the history of the Morris Artillery in the Civil War.