Stuart (Virginia) Horse Artillery (McGregor’s)

The Stuart Virginia Horse Artillery (McGregor’s Battery) served as members of Beckham’s Battalion in Stuart’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. The battery is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

McGregor's Battery Gettysburg September 2007

Location: East Cavalry Field, Rummel Woods. Located at East Cavalry Field opposite Rummel 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 reads:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
STUART’S HORSE ARTILLERY
BECKHAM BATTALION BREATHED’S BATTERY
Four 3 Inch Rifles

July 3. The Battery arrived here about 2 P. M. and took an active part in the fight until its ample supply of ammunition received in the forenoon was exhausted. It was withdrawn from the field about dark.

Losses Killed 6 Wounded 8 Total 14 Horses killed or disabled 10.

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