There is a marker for the Jeff Davis Artillery on the Gettysburg battlefield.
|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|
|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
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
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|
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||
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.
|March||At Fort Clifton, reported as having 87 men present|
The Jeff Davis Artillery surrendered 1 officer and 26 men