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Latham's Battery

 
 
Latham's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Latham's Battery Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the location of the gun house of
Latham's Battery.

Organized May 28th, 1860. Left Lynchburg on the 23rd of April, 1861 and was mustered into the service of the C.S.A. on the 25th of April, 1861 with 95 men on roll; was known as Co. D, 38th Battalion, Virginia Artillery, Picketts Division.

Officers
Captain H. Gray Latham Promoted to rank of Major and transferred.
James Dearing Promoted to rank of Brig.-Gen. and transferred.
Jospeh G. Blount Promoted to rank of Major and transferred.
James W. Dickerson Badly wounded at Seven Pines May 30, 1862, and again at Sailors Creek April 7, 1865.

First Lieutenants
George S. Davidson Promoted to Captain and transferred.
Thomas F. Richardson Killed at Williamsburg.
Joseph L. Thompson

Second Lieutenants
W. J. Folks
L. Clarke Leftwich Promoted to Major and transferred.
Wm. H. Blackwell
N. H. Hazelwood

Engaged in the following battles:
Bull Run, Va.; Yorktown, Va.; Williamsburg, Va; Seven Pines, Va.; Seven Days around Richmond, Va.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Plymouth, N.C.; Bermuda Hundred, Va.; Second Cold Harbor, Va.; Taylor's Farm, Va.; The Crater at Petersburg, Va.; on the lines at Petersburg, Va. from June, 1864 until
Clay St & 7th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Clay St & 7th St
April, 1865, last battle at Sailors Creek, on the retreat; escaped capture at Appomattox, and left our guns at Bent Creek, Va.

Killed, 20 — Wounded, 26

Erected by Old Dominion Chapter U.D.C. and friends.
 
Erected by Old Dominion Chapter U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 24.903′ N, 79° 8.788′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street and Seventh Street, on the left when traveling north on Clay Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Danielís Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel D. Rockenbach (about 500 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School (about 800 feet away); Lynchburg Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lynchburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Glass (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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