Confederate Headquarters Markers > Ewell’s 2nd Corps

The monument to Nelson’s Artillery Battalion of the Army of Northern Virginia is east of Gettysburg on Benner’s Hill. (Benner’s Hill tour map) The battalion was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel William Nelson.

Monument to Nelson's Artillery Battalion of the Army of northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell’s Corps Artillery Reserve

Nelson’s Battalion
Kirkpatrick’s Massie’s and Milledge’s Batteries

One 10 Pounder Parrott
Four 3 lnch Rifles
Six Napoleons

July 1 The Battalion arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day. Was ordered to report to the Chief of Artillery Rodes’ Division.

July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battalion returned to the position of the morning.

July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line to find a position to withdraw the fire from the Confederate infantry. Opened about 12 M. firing 20 to 25 rounds. At midnight moved with Johnson’s Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4. Was ordered to take position on the ridge west of town. At night took up the line of march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 48 rounds. Casualties not reported.