Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
Confederate Headquarters

Beckham's Horse Artillery

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

The monument to Beckham's Horse Artillery is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield on Confederate Cavalry Avenue.

 

Stuart's horse artillery was commanded by Major Robert F. Beckham, a Virginian who had graduated from West Point just before the war.

 

 

From the monument:

 

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Horse Artillery
Major R. F. Beckham Commanding


Breathed's Virginia Battery
Chew's Virginia Battery
Griffin's Maryland Battery
Hart's South Carolina Battery
McGregor's Virginia Battery
Moorman's Virginia Battery

 

July 3. These batteries were not permanently attached to the cavalry brigades but were sent to them when needed Breathed's Battery with Brig. General W. H. F Lee's Brigade Chew's Battery Brig. General W. E. Jones' Brigade Griffin's Battery with the Second Army Corps Hart's Battery attached to the Washington Artillery with the Army Trains McGregor's Battery with Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton's Brigade Moorman's Battery no report.

 

Casualties not reported.

Monument to Beckham's Horse Artillery on the East Cavalry Battlefieldield at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to Beckham's Horse Artillery on the East Cavalry Battlefieldield at Gettysburg

(below) Major Robert F. Beckham
Major Robert F. Beckham

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