McIntosh’s Battalion Monument

McIntosh’s Battalion of the Artillery Reserve of the A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument.

McIntosh Battalion Monument

Location: Located on West side of West Confederate Avenue at Schultz Woods, just South of Fairfield Road.

Description: One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments.  Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit. Erected by the U.S. War Department and designed by E.B. Cope. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Bronze from melted Civil War cannons was used to create many of the inscription tablets.

Inscription:

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
HILLS CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE
McINTOSH’S BATTALION
Johnson’s Rice’s Hurt’s and Wallace’s Batteries
Six Napoleons Two Whitworths Eight 3 Inch Rifles

July 14. The Battalion was actively engaged on each of the three days of the battle and withdrew from the field under orders in the evening of the fourth day.

Losses 7 men killed 25 wounded of whom 16 were captured. 38 horses killed or disabled.

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