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1st Richmond (Virginia) Howitzers (McCarthy's)
Army CSA
Corps 1
Division 1
Brigade Artillery
Commander Capt. Edward S. McCarthy
Location West Confederate Avenue, south of Millerstown Road
Two Napoleons Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 2. At 3.30 P. M. placed in reserve near here. The rifled guns advanced to this position at 4 P. M. and engaged in severe artillery fight until dark. The men of the Napoleon section sometimes relieved those of the rifled section.

July 3. Advanced and formed part of the main artillery line the rifle section near Emmitsburg Road the Napoleons further to the left all hotly engaged sometimes changing positions. Retired from the front after dark.

July 4. In position near here. One Napoleon aided in checking a hostile advance. All withdrew from the field at night.

Ammunition expended about 850 rounds. One rifle was disabled.

Losses Killed 2 Wounded 8 Horses killed or disabled 25

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