Charlottesville (Virginia) Artillery (Carrington’s)

The Charlottesville Virginia Artillery Battery  served in Jones’ Battalion of Early’s Division of Ewell’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

carrington's battery Gettysburg May 2009

Location: Jones Battalion Avenue, .5 miles north of Rock Creek. Located north side of Jones Battalion Avenue.

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
EWELL’S CORPS EARLY’S DIVISION
JONES’ ARTILLERY BATTALION CARRINGTON’S BATTERY
CHARLOTTESVILLE (VIRGINIA) ARTILLERY
Four Napoleons

July 1. Arrived on the field with Early’s Division in the afternoon. Was ordered to cross Rock Creek and move in rear of Gordon’s Brigade then advancing. Went into battery on a street in suburbs of the town and remained until near dark when ordered to a position near the railroad.

July 2. Remained near the railroad. Not engaged.

July 3. Occupied the same position. Not engaged.

July 4. Moved in the rear of Early’s Division.

Casualties not reported.

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