Norfolk (Virginia) Light Artillery Blues (Grandy’s)

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

grandy's battery Gettysburg December 2009

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

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 GRANDY’S BATTERY
THE NORFOLK LIGHT ARTILLERY BLUES
Two 3 Inch Rifles Two 12 Pounder Howitzers

July 1. Arrived on the field in the afternoon but was not engaged.

July 2. The Rifles took position here in the morning and participated during the afternoon and evening in the artillery duel with the Union batteries on Cemetery Hill.

July 3. Ordered to the south side of McMillan’s Woods and held all day in reserve without firing a shot though sometimes under fire.

July 4. The Howitzers were never actively engaged in the battle but on this day were placed in a position here. At night they rejoined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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