Latimer's Battalion

Latimer's Battalion (HM710)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.63', W 77° 12.83'

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Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps - Johnson's Division
Latimer's Battalion

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 Ammunition exhausted and losses severe the guns were withdrawn except four to cover the advance of Johnson's Infantry against Culp's Hill.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
HM NumberHM710
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310543 N 4410919
Decimal Degrees39.82716667, -77.21383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.63', W 77° 12.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 37.80" N, 77° 12' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11175 Benner's Hill, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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