Allegheny (Virginia) Artillery (Carpenter’s)

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

Carpenter's Battery Gettysburg March 2008

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 CARPENTER’S BATTERY
THE ALLEGHANY ARTILLERY
Two Napoleons Two 3 Inch Rifles

July 2. The Battery took a prominent part in the cannonade against the Union artillery on East Cemetery Hill and other points which began about 4 P. M. and continued over two hours. Some of the Union guns on the left enfiladed the Battalion and caused the Battery to suffer severely and having exhausted its ammunition it was ordered to withdraw.

July 3. Remained in reserve and not engaged.

July 4. Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 24 Horses killed 9

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