Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Army Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
First Army Corps
Hood's Division Maj Gen. J.B. Hood, Brig. Gen. E.M. Law
Law's Brigade Brig Gen. E.M. Law, Col. James L. Sheffield
Robertson's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.B. Robertson
Anderson's Brigade Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson, Lieut. Col. William Luffman
Benning's Brigade Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning
Artillery Battalion Four Batteries Major M.W. Henry
July 1 On the march to Gettysburg. Encamped about four miles from field with the exception of Law's Brigade left on picket at New Guilford.
July 2 Law's Brigade joined from New Guilford about noon. The Division was formed on extreme right of the Army and directed to drive in and envelope the Union left. About 4 p.m. the Batteries opened and soon after the Division moved forward. After a severe struggle the Union line retired to the ridge in rear. The ground fought over was obstructed by stone fences and very difficult. The movement was partially successful the battle continuing until nearly dark. The advance gained was held.
July 3 Occupied the ground gained and with the exception of resisting a Cavalry charge and heavy skirmishing was not engaged.
July 4 The Division took up the line of march during the night.
Casualties killed 343 wounded 1504 missing 442 total 2289.
Location. 39° 47.415′ N, 77° 15.264′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue 0.1 miles south of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Warfield Ridge wayside in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hood's Texas Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Latham's Battery - Henry's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . General John Bell Hood. National Park Service biography of the general. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.