Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Johnson's Division
Brown's Carpenter's Dement's and Raine's
Two 20 Pounder Parrotts, Five 10 Pounder Parrotts
Three 3 inch Rifles and Six Napoleons
July 1 After dark crossed Rock Creek and encamped on this ridge.
July 2 At 4 p.m. the Battalion except the 20 pounder Parrotts took position here and was engaged more than two hours in a heavy cannonade with the Union Artillery on Cemetery Hill, Stevens Knoll, and Culp's Hill. Ammunition exhausted and losses severe the guns were withdrawn except four to cover the advance of Johnson's Infantry against Culp's Hill. In the renewed firing Major S.W. Latimer was mortally wounded. In the cannonading the 20 pounder Parrotts in position half a mile north took an active part.
July 3 The 20 pounder Parrotts took part in the great cannonade while the other Batteries were in reserve.
July 4 The Battalion withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses - Killed 10 - Wounded 49 - Horses killed 30
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.63′ N, 77° 12.83′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Touch for map. Located in the Benner's Hill section of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Benner's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Raine's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Joseph W. Latimer. Short biography of the "Boy Major." Latimer was 19 when he died of his wounds on August 1, 1863. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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