battery (two Napoleons) were ordered to the left of the line in front of Pickett's division.
The fire of the artillery opened about 1 p. m., and for two hours the cannonading was almost continuous.
's and Carlton
's batteries were opposite the cemetery position of the enemy.
The artillery ceased firing as a part of Pickett
's division passed over the ground occupied by them in the celebrated charge.
‘During the cannonading,’ says Colonel Cabell
, ‘Lieut. Henry Jennings
, a brave and gallant officer, fell wounded, and later in the day Captain Carlton
, who has in action so gallantly commanded his battery, fell, also wounded.
The command of the battery fell upon and was at once assumed by First Lieut. C. W. Motes
After the repulse of Pickett
, Captain McCarthy
and Lieutenant Motes
of the Troup artillery were ordered to move forward upon a line with the sections commanded by Lieutenants Anderson
, the latter commanding two guns of the Pulaski artillery.
These guns fired upon an approaching line of the enemy's infantry and drove it back.
They remained in their advanced position until night, when they were withdrawn.
The loss in the Troup artillery at Gettysburg
was 1 killed and 6 wounded, while that in the Pulaski artillery was 4 killed and 14 wounded.
The Sumter battalion of artillery was, during the battle of Gettysburg
, attached to Gen. R. H. Anderson
's division and was commanded by Maj. John Lane
, who reported as follows:
Early on the morning of July 2d, in compliance with an order, I sent Capt. G. M. Patterson's battery, consisting at that time of two Napoleon guns and four 12-pounder howitzers, with one 12-pounder howitzer of Capt. H. M. Ross' battery, to report to Brigadier-General Wilcox; while with the battery of Capt. John T. Wingfield, consisting of two 20-pounder Parrotts and three 3-inch navy Parrotts, and the five remaining pieces of Captain Ross' battery, embracing three 10-pounder Parrotts, one 3-inch navy Parrott and one Napoleon, I went into position on