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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
ground carefully reconnoitred, and every precaution taken to ensure success. Andrews's battalion of artillery, under Major Latimer, was placed in position on a hill, from which the batteries on Cemetery Hill, fronting the scene of the first day's frribly loud cannonades ever heard, far more terrific than at Malvern Hill, though by no means so destructive to us. Latimer's guns taking the enemy's in reverse, whilst those on Hill's front and on the right were engaged with them in front, comthirty or forty guns in position against him, and by far greater weight of metal and superiority of position, so damaged Latimer's guns, as to compel his withdrawal from the field after a contest of one and a half hours, except one battery which he ty-one years of age, yet there was no better officer in the whole of this army or one more highly esteemed. Just as Latimer ceased firing, Johnson's infantry was ordered forward to the attack. It was now not more than on half an hour before su