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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robertson's Brigade

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Robertson's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Robertson's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Robertson's Brigade

1st. 4th. 5th. Texas and 3rd Arkansas
Infantry

July 2 Arrived after a march of several miles and formed line 50 yards west of this about 4 p.m. Advanced against the Union positions. The 4th and 5th Texas joined in the attack on Little Round Top which continued until dark.
The 1st Texas and 3rd Arkansas attacked and assisted in taking Devil's Den and Rocky Ridge with a number of prisoners and 3 guns of the 4th New York Battery.

July 3 At 2 a.m. the 1st Texas and 3rd Arkansas were moved to the right and joined the 4th and 5th Texas on the northwest spur of Big Round Top. Three Regiments occupied the breastworks there all day skirmishing hotly with Union sharpshooters. Early in the day the 1st Texas was sent to confront the Union Cavalry threatening the right flank. After night the Brigade took position near here.

July 4 About 6 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, MD.

Present about 1100 Losses about 540.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.426′ N, 77° 15.264′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County
Robertson's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Robertson's Brigade Tablet
. 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 stop 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); Latham's Battery - Henry's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Hood's Division (a few steps from this marker); Texas (within shouting distance of 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 800 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Robertson's Brigade Markers and Tablets
 
Also see . . .
1. Hood's Texas Brigade. From Handbook of Texas online. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Warfield Ridge. Virtual Tour Stop from the National Park Service site. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Round Tops image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The Round Tops
From the tablet location looking east. Robertson's Texans and Arkansans fought for two days over the possession of these two hills, now known as the "round tops." Big Round Top is to the right, with the rock outcroppings of Little Round Top on the left. The Devil's Den part of a low ridge just in front of Little Round Top. The Bushman Farm is seen to the right, in front of Big Round Top.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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