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
13th. 16th. 22nd. 34th. 38th.
North Carolina Infantry
July 1 Crossed Willoughby Run about 3.30 p.m. relieving Heth's line and advancing with left flank on Chamberstubrg Pike took part in the struggle until it ended. When the Union forces made their final stand on Seminary Ridge the Brigade charged and aided in dislodging them but suffered heavy losses. Gen. A.M. Scales was wounded and all the field officers but one were killed or wounded.
July 2 In position near here with skirmishers out in front and on flank.
July 3 In Longstreet's assault the Brigade supported the right wing of Pettigrew's Division. With few officers to lead them the men advanced in good order through the storm of shot and shell and when the front line neared the Union works they pushed forward to aid it in the final struggle and were among the last to retire.
July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1250. Killed 102, wounded 381, missing 116. Total 599.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.197′ N, 77° 14.811′ W. 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. Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Crenshaw's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockenbrough's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zimmerman's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Lane'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 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Report of Scale's Brigade. Two distinct reports are included. First from General Scales, covering the action
Every discharge made sad havoc in our line, but still we pressed on at a double-quick until we reached the bottom, a distance of about 75 yards from the ridge we had just crossed, and about the same distance front the college, in our front. Here I received a painful wound from a piece of shell, and was disabled. Our line had been broken up, and now only a squad here and there marked the place where regiments had rested. Every field officer of the brigade save one had been disabled, and the following list of casualties will attest sufficiently the terrible ordeal through which the brigade passed.
Lt. Col. Lowrance detailed the action during Longstreet's Assault of July 3:
Now the pieces in our front were all silenced. Here many were shot down, being then exposed to a heavy fire of grape and musketry upon our right flank. Now all apparently had forsaken us. The two brigades (now reduced to mere squads, not numbering in all 800 guns) were the only line to be seen upon that vast field, and no support in view. The natural inquiry was, What shall we do? and none to answer. The men answered for themselves, and, without orders, the brigade retreated, leaving many on the field unable to get off, and some, I fear, unwilling to undertake the hazardous retreat. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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