Confederate Artillery Batteries

The Sumter Artillery, Company A

The marker for Ross’s (Georgia) Battery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 2)

The battery was part of the Sumter Artillery, three batteries recruited in Sumter County, Georgia. It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Hugh M. Ross.


From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Hill’s Corps Anderson’s Division
Lane’s Battalion Ross’s Battery
One Napoleon Three 10 Pounder Parrotts
One 3 Inch Navy Parrott One 12 Pounder Howitzer

July 2. Five of the guns were in position here and actively engaged under a heavy fire of artillery. The Howitzer was detached and served with Patterson’s Battery south of Spangler’s Woods.

July 3. Remained here and 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 Killed 1 Wounded 7 Missing 2

Ammunition expended 506 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 9.

See more on the history of The Sumter Artillery, Company A in the Civil War