Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pender's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
7th. 18th. 28th. 33rd. 37th. North Carolina
July 1 Crossed Willoughby Run about 3.30 and advanced on the right of the Division in the final and successful movement against the Union forces on Seminary Ridge held back Union cavalry which threatened the flank and had a sharp conflict at the stone wall on Seminary Ridge just south of Fairfield Road.
July 3 Lay with its right in McMillan's Woods with skirmish line advanced.
July 3 In Longstreet's assault the Brigade supported the centre of Pettigrew's Division advancing in good order under the storm of shot and shell and when near the Union works north of the Angle pushed forward to aid the fragments of the front line in the final struggle and was among the last to retire.
July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1355. Killed 41, wounded 348, missing 271. Total 660.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.253′ Click for map. Located on the McMillan Woods section of Confederate Avenue, just south of the McMillan Woods Youth Campground, 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. Zimmerman'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); Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brander's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Pender's Division (about 300 feet away); Scales's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Seminary Ridge - Day Two. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Brig. Gen. James H. Lane
As soon as Pettigrew's command gave back, Lowrance's brigade and my own, without ever having halted, took position on the left of the troops which were still contesting the ground with the enemy. My command never moved forward more handsomely. The men reserved their fire, in accordance with orders, until within good range of the enemy, and then opened with telling effect, repeatedly driving the cannoneers front their pieces, completely silencing the guns in our immediate front, and breaking the line of infantry which was formed on the crest of the hill. We advanced to within a few yards of the stone wall, exposed all the while to a heavy raking artillery fire from the right. My left was here very much exposed, and a column of the enemy's infantry was thrown forward in that direction, which enfiladed my whole line. This forced me to withdraw my brigade, the troops on my right having already done so. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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