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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], Pennsylvania campaign--second day at Gettysburg. (search)
a contest of one and a half hours, except one battery which he kept to rebel any advance of the enemy's infantry. He himself remained with this battery and received the wound which resulted in his death, from one of the last shells which the enemy threw. His arm was much shattered, rendering necessary amputation above the elbow. He bore the operation with much cheerfulness of spirits, and seemed to be rapidly recovering when secondary hemorrhage ensued. He had now been removed to Harrisonburg, Virginia, and at this point he died after lingering some six or seven days. His immediate commander, in speaking of him, said "no greater loss could have befallen the artillery of this corps." This was emphatically true. He was at the time of his death not more than twenty-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 o