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Latimer's Battalion
Army CSA
Corps 2
Division 2
Brigade Artillery
Commander Maj. James W. Latimer (mw)
Location Benner's Hill, south of Hanover Road
C. S. A.
Brown's Carpenter's Dement's Raine's Batteries

Two 20 Pounder Parrotts Five 10 Pounder Parrotts
Three 3 Inch Rifles 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 Steven's 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 Ammunition exhausted and losses severe the guns were withdrawn except four to cover the advance of Johnson's infantry against Culp's Hill.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 40 Horses killed 30.
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