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Washington (Louisiana) Artillery, 3rd Co. (Miller's)
Army CSA
Corps 1
Division Artillery Reserve
Brigade 2
Commander Capt. Merritt B. Miller
Location West Confederate Avenue, Pitzer Woods
Three Napoleons

July 3. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard. This battery fired the signal guns for the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault took part therein and supported the charge of the infantry by advancing 450 yards and keeping up a vigorous fire. After the repulse of the assault moved to the left and west of the Emmitsburg Road ready to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. From loss of horses but one gun could then be used. The others were sent to the rear and that gun was withdrawn after dark.

July 4. At 9 A. M. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.

Losses heavy but not reported in detail,.

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