Louisiana Donaldsville Artillery Battery

The Donaldsville Louisiana Artillery Battery (Maurin’s) served in Garnett’s Battalion of Heth’s Division of Hill’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Maurin's Battery Gettysburg September 2009

Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of Hagerstown Road.

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
HILL’S CORPS HETH’S DIVISION
GARNETT’S BATTALION MAURIN’S BATTERY
THE DONALDSONVILLE ARTILLERY
One 10 Pounder Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. About 3.30 R M. relieved some of Pegram’s guns whose ammunition was exhausted on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and from that time took an active part in the conflict.

July 2. In position here all day but not actively engaged until 3 R M. when it opened and maintained a steady fire on Cemetery Hill until near sunset and vigorously renewed it at dusk for the purpose of diverting the fire of the Union artillery from the Confederate infantry then assaulting East Cemetery Hill.

July 3. Ordered to a position south of McMillan’s Woods and held in reserve sometimes fired upon but not returning the fire.

July 4. Withdrew about 8 A. M and marched to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses not reported in detail.

 

 

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