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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion

Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Johnson's Division
Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery
The Allegheny Artillery

Two Napoleons and Two 3 inch Rifles

July 2 The Battery took a prominent part in the cannonade against the Union Artillery on East Cemetery Hill and other points which began about 4 p.m. and continued over two hours. Some of the Union guns on the left enfiladed the Battalion and caused the Battery to suffer severely and having exhausted its ammunition it was ordered to withdraw.

July 3 Remained in reserve and not engaged.

July 4 Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses - Killed 5 - Wounded 24 - Horses Killed 9
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.648′ N, 77° 12.824′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Benner's Hill Loop 0.1 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benner's Hill (a few steps
Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Latimer's Battalion - Carpenter's Battery Position
Two Confederate Napoleons flank the tablet.
from this marker); Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dement's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raine's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (about 600 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 . . .  The Allegheny Battery. A brief history of the battery. (Submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
3. Carpenter's Battery - Latimer's Battalion Marker
12-pdr Confederate Napoleon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. 12-pdr Confederate Napoleon
This cannon, to the right of the tablet, was produced by the Government Foundry & Machine Works, Augusta, Georgia.
Carpenter's Guns View of Culp's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Carpenter's Guns View of Culp's Hill
Looking down the barrel of the other Confederate Napoleon, Culp's Hill is seen in the distance to the left. Like it's sister, this gun on the left of the tablet was produced by the Government Foundry & Machine Works in Augusta, Georgia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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