Danville (Virginia) Artillery (Rice’s)

The Danville Virginia Artillery Battery (Rice’s Battery) served in McIntosh’s Battalion of A.P. Hill’s Corps. The battery is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

Rice's Battery Gettysburg March 2008

Location: West Confederate Avenue, opposite Schultz Woods. Located on East side of West Confederate Avenue at Schultz 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
McINTOSH’S BATTALION RICE’S BATTERY
DANVILLE VIRGINIA ARTILLERY
Four Napoleons

July 2. Two Guns took position here and were actively engaged under the heavy fire of Union sharpshooters and artillery Two guns of the Battery were in reserve.

July 3. All guns were actively engaged in this position.

July 4. Withdrew in the night to Marsh Creek on the Fairfield Road.

Losses not reported in detail.

 

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