There is a War Department marker for the Jeff Davis Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.
|May||Organized at Selma under Captain Joseph T. Montgomery.|
|April||Sent to Virginia and attached to Early’s Brigade.|
|July 27||Mustered into Confederate service.|
|January||Attached to Early’s Brigade, Van Dorn’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.|
|March||Attached to Early’s Brigade, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Siege of Yorktown
The battery mustered 110 men.
|May 31-June 1||
Battle of Seven Pines
The battery of six pieces was commanded by Captain Bondurant. It lost one man killed and two wounded.
Mechanicsville (Beaver Dam Creek)
The battery lost 3 men killed and 14 wounded.
|June 27 – 28||
First Battle of Cold Harbor, or Gaines’ Mill
The battery lost 3 killed and 10 wounded
Battle of Malvern Hill
|July||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, D.H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|August 20||Equipped with two 12-pounder Howitzers and two 3″ Rifles.|
|September||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, D.H. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
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|
The battery lost one killed and three wounded
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, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The battery was commanded by Captain William J. Reese. The battery brought 84 men and four 3 inch Rifles to the field. It 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.
Orange Court House
|October 10 -21||
The battery lost two men wounded
|November 27 – December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
|January||Assigned to Carter’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery|
The battery lost three guns and half its men captured, including its commander, Captain William J. Reese, and Lieutenant D. E. Bates. One 3″ rifle still remained with the battery. After the battle the surviving men were transferred to the Orange Artillery.
Battle of North Anna
|June||Attached to Page’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley District.|
|February||Attached to Cutshaw’s Battalion, Second Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|March||At Fort Clifton, reported as having 87 men present|
The Jeff Davis Artillery surrendered 1 officer and 26 men