Louisiana Guard Battery (Green’s) – Jones Avenue

The Louisiana Guard Artillery Battery (Green’s) served in Jones’ Battalion of Early’s Division of Ewell’s Corps. The battery is honored by two tablets at Gettysburg.

green's battery Gettysburg May 2009

Location: Jones Battalion Avenue, .5 miles north of Rock Creek.

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
EWELL’S CORPS EARLY’S DIVISION
JONES’ ARTILLERY BATTALION GREEN’S BATTERY
LOUISIANA GUARD ARTILLERY
Two 10 Pounder Parrotts Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Arrived on the field with Early’s Division. Placed in position to the right of Tanner’s Battery on the north side of Rock Creek and opened fire on Union troops on south side of creek continued firing with effect until the Confederate infantry was in position and advancing.

July 2. Occupied the position of the previous day before sunset was ordered to General Hampton at Hunterstown with a section of Parrott guns. Engaged Battery M 2nd U. S. Fell back a mile and remained for the night.

July 3. Moved forward with the cavalry about 2 P. M. Guns placed in position and opened on a column of advancing cavalry. Received a severe fire and ordered to be withdrawn. Again engaged in the afternoon.

Casualties Killed 2 Wounded 5

Ammunition expended 161 rounds

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