Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Alabama


There is a marker for theĀ Jeff Davis Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.

1861
May Organized at Selma under Captain Joseph T. Montgomery, consisting of eight guns.
April Sent to Virginia and attached to Early’s Brigade at Manassas
1862
April Attached to D.H. Hill’s Division Artillery
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines

The battery of six pieces was commanded by Captain Bondurant and lost one killed and two wounded

June 26
Mechanicsville (Beaver Dam Creek)

The battery lost 3 killed and 14 wounded

June 27 – 28
First Battle of Cold Harbor, or Gaines’ Mill

The battery lost 3 killed and 10 wounded

September 15
Battle of Boonesboro
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The battery was commanded by Captain Bondurant and consisted of two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles and two 12 pounder Howitzers

October 2 Report from General Pendleton, “Captain Bondurant (Jeff Davis Artillery), an admirable battery that has rendered eminent service, but he is its life; is now absent–sick.”
November 8 Reported in D.H. Hill’s Division with two 3″ Ordnance Rifles and two 12-pound howitzers
December 13
Batte of Fredericksburg

The battery lost one killed and three wounded

1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battery was part of Carter’s Artillery Division of D.H. Hill’s Division (under the command of Robert Rodes).

June 1 Attached to Carter’s Artillery Battalion of Rodes’ Division of the Second Corps
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain William J. Reese. The battery brought four 3 inch Rifles and 80 men to the field, and lost 8 men missing.

From the marker:

July 1. Was placed in position near here in support of Dole’s Brigade against two divisions of the Eleventh Corps which were massing on his front and left flank. It rendered effective service not only in protecting Dole’s flank but also aided in dislodging the Union infantry and artillery from their position in the fields north of the town.

July 2. Remained in Reserve.

July 3. In position on Seminary Ridge near the railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Ammunition expended 229 rounds.

October 10 -21 Bristoe Campaign
October 26
Bealeton

The battery lost two men wounded

November 27 – December 2
Mine Run Campaign
1864
January Assigned to Carter’s Battalion, 2ndĀ Corps Artillery
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-18
Battle of Spottsylvania

The battery lost three guns and half its men captured, including its commander, Captain William J. Reese, and Lietenant D. E. Bates.

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
March At Fort Clifton, reported as having 87 men present
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrendered 1 officer and 26 men