Confederate Headquarters – Longstreet’s First Corps

“The Washington Artillery”

The monument to Eschleman’s Artillery Battalion is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Part 4 tour map)

Monument to Eshleman's Artillery Battalion at Gettysburg

Monument to Eshleman’s Artillery Battalion at Gettysburg

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman’s Battalion
The Washington Louisiana Artillery
Miller’s SquiresRichardson’s Norcom’s Batteries
Eight Napoleons
Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 3. Arrived on the field before daylight and was engaged all day. Captured one 3 inch rifle.

July 4. At 9 A. M. ordered to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses Killed 3 Wounded 26 Missing 16 Total 45

Horses killed and disabled 37 Guns disabled 3

Major Benjamin F. Eshleman commanded the battalion at the Battle of Gettysburg. It was better known as the Washington Artillery, a crack pre-war militia unit from Louisiana.

Location of the monument to Eshleman’s Artillery Battalion

The monument is south of Gettysburg on the east side of West Confederate Avenue, which is one way southbound. It is just north of the State of Louisiana monument.