Palmetto (South Carolina) Light Artillery (Garden’s)

The Palmetto Artillery (South Carolina – Garden’s Battery) served in Henry’s Battalion of Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Garden's Battery Gettysburg September 2009

Location: Confederate Avenue, south of Emmitsburg Road. Located on East side of South Confederate Avenue, near Bushman Farm Lane.

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: Text is as follows,

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
LONGSTREET’S CORPS HOOD’S DIVISION
HENRY’S BATTALION GARDEN’S BATTERY
THE PALMETTO ARTILLERY
Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 2. In reserve near here but not engaged.

July 3. In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 P. M. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.

July 4. Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 P. M. Then withdrew from the field.

Losses not reported in detail.

 

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