Troup’s Georgia Artillery (Carlton’s Battery) – Second Section

Troup’s Georgia Artillery Battery served in Cabell’s Battalion of McLaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Corps. The battery is honored by two tablets at Gettysburg, recognizing the service of the battery’s two sections.

Carlton's Battery Gettysburg December 2009

Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of Millerstown Road. Located on West side of West Confederate Avenue, South of observation tower.

Cast iron tablet, 3’8″ x 3’4″, with raised inscription painted in a contrasting color and mounted on fluted cast iron post. Tablets casts by Calvin Gilbert. The inscription on the 3.8′ x 3.4′ tablet narrates the events associated with Battery during the Battle.

Inscription:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
LONGSTREET’S CORPS McLAWS’ DIVISION
CABELLS BATTALION CARLTON’S BATTERY
THE TROUP ARTILLERY
Second Section Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 2. This section took position here at 4 P. M. and was actively engaged until dark.

July 3. In position near main artillery line but under cover of hill in front of Spangler’s Woods. After repulse of Longstreet’s assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit. Retired from the front after dark.

July 4. In position here all day and withdrew from the field after dark. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.

Losses of both sections Killed 1 Wounded 6 Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17

 

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