Confederate Artillery Batteries

“Fry’s Battery”

The marker for the Orange (Virginia) Artillery is northwest of Gettysburg on Oak Hill. (Tour map: North Confederate Avenue) The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Charles William Fry.

Marker for the Orange (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 Fry’s Battery
The Orange Artillery
Two 10 Pounder Parrotts Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Opened fire soon after arriving here upon the Union troops near the Chambersburg Pike to which their artillery replied with a heavy fire that caused some loss. Soon afterward the Union forces extended their line northward to the Mummasburg Road and this Battery by its enfilading fire aided our infantry in the severe conflict which ended with the withdrawal of the First Corps from Seminary Ridge.

July 2. In position but was not engaged.

July 3. All its guns were on Seminary Ridge near the Railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

Losses not reported. Ammunition expended 882 rounds.