The monument to Dearing’s Artillery Battalion is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 4 tour map)
From the monument
C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Pickett’s Division
Stribling’s Caskie’s Macon’s Blount’s Batteries
Two 20 Pounder Parrotts
Three 10 Pounder Parrotts
One 3 Inch Rifle
July 3. Advanced to the front about daybreak and took a conspicuous part in the battle. In the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault it fired by battery and very effectively. Having exhausted its ammunition and being unable to obtain a fresh supply it was withdrawn from the field about 4 P. M.
Losses Killed 8 Wounded 17 Total 25 Horses killed and disabled 37
About James Dearing
The battalion was commanded by Major James Dearing. a Virginian who resigned from West Point just before he would have graduated in 1861 due to Virginia’s secession.
Location of the monument to Dearing’s Battalion
The monument is southwest of Gettysburg on the east side of West Confederate Avenue, which is one way southbound. It is just beyond the entrance drive to the amphitheater parking area.