Chesapeake (Maryland) Artillery (Brown’s)

The  Chesapeake (Maryland) Artillery (Brown’s) served in Latimer’s Battalion of Johnson’s Division of Ewell’s Corps. The battery is honored by a tablet at Gettysburg.

Brown's Battery Tablet. Gettysburg December 2011

Location: Benner’s Hill, south of Hanover Road.

Cast iron tablet, 3’8″ x 3’4″, with raised inscription painted in a contrasting color and mounted on fluted cast iron post. Tablets casts by Calvin Gilbert. The inscription on the 3.8′ x 3.4′ tablet narrates the events associated with Battery during the Battle.

Inscription:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
EWELL’S CORPS JOHNSON’S DIVISION
LATIMER’S BATTALION BROWN’S BATTERY
THE CHESAPEAKE MD. ARTILLERY
Four 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 2. Took position here about 4 P. M. and was engaged for over two hours in a severe conflict with the Union batteries on East Cemetery Hill and Stevens Knoll. Capt. Brown being severely wounded one of his guns disabled and his ammunition almost exhausted the Battery was withdrawn by order of Gen. Johnson.

July 3. Remained in reserve and not engaged.

July 4. Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses Killed 4 Wounded 12 Horses killed 9.

 

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