Morris (Virginia) Artillery (Page’s)

The  Morris Virginia Artillery served in Carter’s Battalion of Rodes’ Division of Ewell’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Page's Battery Gettysburg March 2008

Location: Oak Hill, southeast of Peace Memorial. Located on East side of North Confederate Avenue overlooking McClean farm.

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
EWELL’S CORPS RODES’ DIVISION
CARTER’S BATTALION PAGE’S BATTERY
THE MORRIS ARTILLERY
Four Napoleons

July 1. Not engaged until Union forces on Seminary Ridge extended their line to the right when it opened upon them with a rapid enfilading fire in support of the infantry in the conflict which ensued. Meanwhile it suffered from the fire of Union artillery in the valley north of the town. Afterward moved to the foot of the ridge and aided in dislodging both the artillery and infantry of the Eleventh Corps.

July 2. Held in readiness to move into position but was not engaged.

July 3. On Seminary Ridge in reserve.

July 4. After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed and Mortally Wounded 4 Wounded 26

Ammunition expended 215 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 17.

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