Fredericksburg (Virginia) Artillery (Marye’s)

The Fredericksburg Virginia Artillery Battery served in Pegram’s Battalion of A.P. Hill’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Marye's Battery Gettysburg December 2009

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 MARYE’S BATTERY
THE FREDERICKSBURG ARTILLERY
Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 1. This Battery fired the first cannonshot of the battle from a point near the south side of the Chambersburg Pike on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and was actively engaged until the close of the day’s conflict.

July 2. Early in the morning took position here. Opened at intervals upon the Union lines and enfiladed their batteries when they sought to concentrate their fire upon the Confederate right.

July 3. Participated actively in all operations of the artillery including the cannonade which preceded Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. About sunset withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

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