Pee Dee (South Carolina) Artillery (Zimmerman’s)

The Pee Dee South Carolina Artillery Battery (Zimmerman’s Battery) served in Pegram’s Battalion of A.P. Hill’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Zimmerman's Battery Gettysburg August 2007

Location: West Confederate Avenue, McMillan Woods. Located on East side of West Confederate Avenue at McMillan Woods.

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
HILL’S CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE
PEGRAM’S BATTALION ZIMMERMAN’S BATTERY
THE PEE DEE ARTILLERY
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 1. Three guns were in position on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern actively engaged and did effective service. The other was disabled for the day by accident while hastening into action.

July 2. Early in the morning took position here and at intervals was engaged with the Union batteries endeavoring especially to enfilade them when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3. Took an active part in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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