Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heth's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
40th. 47th. 55th. Regiments and 22nd.
Battalion Virginia Infantry
July 1 Crossed the Run at 2 p.m. between Chambersburg Pike and Reynolds Woods. Engaged Union forces on McPherson Ridge and with other troops on left drove them back to next ridge capturing two flags and may prisoners with some sharpshooters in the barn. Soon afterwards the Brigade was relieved by Pender's Division.
July 2 Lay in the Woods west of the Run. In the evening took position near here.
July 3 In Longstreet's assault this Brigade was on the left flank of the column and as it approached the Union position was exposed to a severe fire of musketry on the left flank and of Artillery and musketry in front. It pushed on beyond the Emmitsburg Road but was met by a heavy front and flank fire from the Union lines north of the Bryan Barn and compelled to fall back.
July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1100. Killed 25. Wounded 123. Missing 80. Total 228.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.158′ N, 77° 14.838′ W. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge 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. Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Third Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away); Confederate Line of Battle (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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