Huger (Virginia) Artillery (Moore’s)

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

moore's battery Gettysburg December 2009

Location: West Confederate Avenue, north of McMillan Woods. Located on East side of West Confederate Avenue, about one-half mile south of Fairfield 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 MOORE’S BATTERY
THE HUGER ARTILLERY
One 10 Pounder Parrott One 3 Inch Rifle Two Napoleons

July 1. The Parrott and Rifle about 3.30 P. M. relieved some of Pegram’s guns on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern their ammunition being exhausted and from that time took part in the conflict.

July 2. Opened fire here at 3 P. M. on East Cemetery Hill and kept it up for some hours. Renewed it at dusk in support of Early’s assault.

July 3. Moved under orders to position south of McMillan’s Woods and remained inactive all day though sometimes under fire.

July 4. At 8 A. M. marched to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train. The Napoleons took no part in the battle but were in position here on this day and at evening began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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