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

Pender's Division

Third Army Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
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By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Pender's Division Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Third Army Corps

Pender's Division Major Gen. William D. Pender
Brig. Gen. James H. Lane, Major Gen. I.R. Trimble

First Brigade - Col. Abner Perrin
Second Brigade - Brig. Gen. James H. Lane
Third Brigade - Brig. Gen. Edward L. Thomas
Fourth Brigade Brig. Gen. A.M. Scales, Lieut. Col. G.T. Gordon, Col. W. Lee J. Lowrance
Artillery Battalion Four Batteries - Major William T. Poague

July 1. The Division moved about 8 a.m. in the direction of Gettysburg following Heth's Division. A line of battle was formed on the right and left of the pike 3 miles from town. About 3 p.m. a part of Ewell's Corps appeared on the left and the Union forces making a strong demonstration an advance was ordered. Heth became vigorously engaged. The Division moved to the support passing through the lines forced the Union troops to Seminary Ridge. Scales's Brigade moved to the left flanking this position. The Union troops gave way retiring to Cemetery Ridge. The Division reformed on the Ridge the left resting on Fairfield Road.

July 2. In position on the Ridge not engaged except heavy skirmishing along the line.

July 3. During the morning two Brigades ordered to report to Lieut. Gen. Longstreet as a support to Gen. Pettigrew and were placed in rear of right of
Pender's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Pender's Division Tablet
Heth's Division which formed a portion of the column of assault. The line moved forward on mile in view of the fortified position on Cemetery Ridge exposed to severe fire. The extreme right reached the works but was compelled to fall back. The Division reformed where it rested before making the attack.

July 4. The Division during the night took up the line of march.

Casualties, killed 262, wounded 1312, missing 116, Total 1690.
 
Erected 1909 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.305′ N, 77° 14.745′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the McMillan Woods section of Confederate Avenue 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. Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McGraw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Grandy's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Moore's Battery - Garnett's Battalion (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Division's Official Report. General Pender was mortally wounded on July 2, leading the Division in an assault on Cemetery Ridge. A wound to his thigh led to further complications, and the bleeding took his life on July 18, 1863. General Tremble, who replaced Pender, was badly wounded on July 3, leading the Division. Tremble's leg had to be amputated, and for fear of infection, he was left behind and captured by Federals. As a result of this attrition, the official report of the Division was written by Maj. Joseph A. Engelhard, the assistant Adjutant-General of the Division. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 14, 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 825 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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