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Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion

Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

óArmy of Northern Virginia ó

 
Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Johnson's Division
Latimer's Battalion - Dement's Battery
First Maryland Battery

Four Napoleons

July 2 In position here about 4 p.m. and took part in the cannonade against the Union Batteries on East Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill which continued over two hours. When the Battalion was withdrawn two guns of the Battery were left here to aid in repelling any attack. Soon afterward they reopened fire in support of the attack of Johnson's Infantry on Culp's Hill which drew from the Union Guns a heavy responsive fire by which Maj. Latimer was mortally wounded.

July 3 Remained in reserve and was not engaged.

July 4 Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses - Killed 1 - Wounded 4 - Horses killed 9
One caisson exploded and one disabled
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.607′ N, 77° 12.841′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Benner's Hill Loop 0.2 miles south of Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Highway 116), on the right when traveling south. 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.
Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
2. Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Raine's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Benner's Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson's Battalion (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. First Maryland Artillery. Short history of the battery. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1905 Gettysburg National Commission Report. The Dementís 1st Maryland Battery - CS Battery Marker was specifically referenced in this report as having been completed and installed as were the other three battery tablets along Benner's Hill representing the other three batteries which served in Latimer's battalion on July 2, 1863 @ Benner's Hill. (Submitted on August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 

3. NRHP Narrative for the Dementís 1st Maryland Battery - CS Battery Marker. This link offers a complete narrative for this contributing structure
Dement's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Dement's Battery Tablet
Two Confederate 12-pdr Napoleons mark the location occupied by the First Maryland Battery.
to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District. (Submitted on August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Date Placed
By June 30, 1905 this tablet had been erected as reported in the Gettysburg Commission Report of the same date as were the other three batteries (for a total of four) which served in Latimer's Battalion on July 2, 1863 @ Benner's Hill including Raine's, Brown's & Carpenter's Batteries.
    — Submitted August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

2. Dementís 1st Maryland Battery - CS Battery Marker
The Dementís 1st Maryland Battery Marker is a contributing feature to the Gettysburg National Military Park Historic District which is nationally significant under NR Criteria A, B, C & D. Areas of Significance: Military, Politics/Government, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Archeology-Historic. Period of Significance: 1863-1938. The original N.R. Nomination was approved by the Keeper March 19, 1975. An update to this nomination was approved by the Keeper on January 23, 2004. The monument is catalogued as contributing structure number MN622-B.
Dementís 1st Maryland Battery - CS Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 4, 2013
4. Dementís 1st Maryland Battery - CS Battery Marker
To the right of the marker is a 12-Pounder Confederate Napoleon with the registration No. 52AF out of the Augusta Foundry.
    — Submitted August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Culp's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Culp's Hill
Seen from the south end of Benner's Hill, just beyond the loop road. Note the top of the observation tower peeking above the trees. Federal guns from Culp's and Cemetery Hill had an elevation advantage as well as an extended line from which to target the Confederate guns massed on Benner's Hill.
12-Pounder Confederate Napoleon No. 20 AF (Augusta) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, 07 04 13
6. 12-Pounder Confederate Napoleon No. 20 AF (Augusta)
This gun was inspected by George Washington Rains and manufactured at the Augusta Foundry in 1863. The firing tube weighs 1,186 pounds.
12-Pounder Confederate Napoleon No. 52 AF (Augusta) image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, July 4, 2013
7. 12-Pounder Confederate Napoleon No. 52 AF (Augusta)
This gun was inspected by George Washington Rains and manufactured at the Augusta Foundry in 1863. The firing tube weighs 1,187 pounds. Note the lack of the traditional green patina on the firing tube. Instead the firing tube appears gray.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.   5. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on August 3, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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