Confederate Artillery Batteries

Company A, Washington Artillery

The marker for Squires’ Battery is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue next to the State of Louisiana monument. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Part 4)

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Charles W. Squires.

Marker for Squires (Louisiana) Battery of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Longstreet’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman’s Battalion Squires’ Battery
One Napoleon

July 3. Having but one gun it co-operated all day with Miller’s Battery. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard assisted in repelling skirmishers and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault. Moved several hundred yards to the left after the repulse of that assault to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. Withdrew soon afterward to the rear.

July 4. At 9 A. M. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses not reported in detail.

Marker for Company A of the Washington (Louisiana) Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.