Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Grandy’s Battery”

The marker to the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 2) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain C.R. Grandy.

Marker for the Norfolk (Virginia) Light Artillery Blues of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Heth’s Division
Garnett’s Battalion Grandy’s Battery
The Norfolk Light Artillery Blues
Two 3 Inch Rifles Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 1. Arrived on the field in the afternoon but was not engaged.

July 2. The Rifles took position here in the morning and participated during the afternoon and evening in the artillery duel with the Union batteries on Cemetery Hill.

July 3. Ordered to the south side of McMillan’s Woods and held all day in reserve without firing a shot though sometimes under fire.

July 4. The Howitzers were never actively engaged in the battle but on this day were placed in a position here. At night they rejoined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.