3rd Company Louisiana Washington Artillery

The 3rd Company of the Louisiana Washington Artillery (Miller’s Battery) served in Eshelman’s Battalion of Longstreet’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Miller's Battery Tablet Monument. Gettysburg February 2012

Location: West Confederate Avenue, Pitzer Woods.

Description: Cast iron tablet, 3’8″ x 3’4″, with raised inscription painted in a contrasting color and mounted on fluted cast iron post. All 4’4″ H. 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 ARTILLERY RESERVE
ESHLEMAN’S BATTALION MILLER’S BATTERY
Three Napoleons

July 3. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard. This battery fired the signal guns for the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault took part therein and supported the charge of the infantry by advancing 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the repulse of the assault moved to the left and west of the Emmitsburg Road ready to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. From loss of horses but one gun could then be used. The others were sent to the rear and that gun was withdrawn after dark.

July 4. At 9 A. M. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses heavy but not reported in detail.

 

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