Milledge’s (Georgia) Battery
This battery served as a member of Nelson’s Battalion
Photographed: December 8, 2011.
Location: Benners’ Hill, north of Hanover Road.
Commander: Capt. John Milledge, Jr.
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 ARTILLERY RESERVE
NELSON’S BATTALION MILLEDGE’S BATTERY
One 10 Pounder Parrott Two 3 Inch Rifles
July 1. The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.
July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.
July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line to find a position to withdraw the fire from the Confederate infantry. Opened about 12 M. firing from 20 to 25 rounds.
July 4. Took position west of town and at midnight moved on the march to Hagerstown.
Ammunition expended 48 rounds.