The monument to Alexander’s Battalion is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Part 5 tour map) It was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Edward Porter Alexander.
From the monument
Two 20 Pounder Parrotts One 10 Pounder Parrott
Seven 3 Inch Rifles Six Napoleons
Four 24 Pounder Howitzers Four 12 Pounder Howitzers
July 2. Came into position on this line about 4 P. M. Advanced soon after with the infantry and occupied a line on the crest near the Peach Orchard.
July 3. In the line on ridge from Peach Orchard to N. E. corner of Spangler’s Woods. Aided in the cannonade and supported Longstreet’s assault.
July 4. In position here until 4 P. M. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.
Losses Killed 19 Wounded 114 Missing 6
Horses killed or disabled 116.
Location of the monument to Alexander’s Artillery Battalion
The monument is southwest of Gettysburg on the east side of West Confederate Avenue. It is about 200 feet south of the intersection with Millerstown Road.