Courtney (Virginia) Artillery (Tanner’s)
This battery served as a member of Jones’s Battalion
Photographed: May 30, 2009.
Location: Jones Battalion Avenue, .5 miles north of Rock Creek. Located in grassed area of loop, Jones Battalion Avenue.
Commander: Capt. William A. Tanner
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.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
EWELL’S CORPS EARLY’S DIVISION
JONES’ ARTILLERY BATTALION TANNER’S BATTERY
COURTNEY (VIRGINIA) ARTILLERY
Four 3 Inch Rifles
July 1. Arrived on the field with Early’s Division. Moved into battery on north side of Rock Creek. Opened an effective fire on Union infantry on south side of the creek. Ceased firing as the Confederate infantry advanced.
July 2. Took position of the day before remained until 3 P. M. Ordered to report on the York Road and remained until the morning of the 3rd. Not engaged.
July 3. Moved nearer the town and remained until night. Ordered to the wagon park to move with train to the rear.
Casualties not reported. Ammunition expended 595 rounds.
After Action Report of Capt. W. A. Tanner.