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

Army of Northern Virginia

June 26, 1863

 
 
Army of Northern Virginia Tablet - June 26, 1863 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Army of Northern Virginia Tablet - June 26, 1863
Inscription. Headquarters of the Army with Hood's Division Longstreet's Corps crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Penna. McLaw's Division Longstreet's Corps crossed the river and encamped near Williamsport. Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps with the Reserve Artillery marched through Hagerstown to Greencastle.

Rodes's and Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps with Jenkins's Cavalry Brigade were on the road from Chambersburg to Carlisle Penna. Early's Division Ewell's Corps with French's 17th Virginia Cavalry marched from Greenwood via Cashtown to Mummasburg. The Advance Cavalry had a skirmish with the 26th Pennsylvania Militia Infantry. Gordon's Brigade Early's Division marched through Gettysburg halting a short time in the town. Anderson's Division Hill's Corps marched from Hagerstown and encamped two miles north of Greencastle. Hampton's Chambliss's and Fitz Lee's Brigades Stuart's Cavalry Division marched from Buckland via Brentsville to near Wolf Run Shoals on the Occoquan River, Virginia.

Robertson's and Jones's Brigades of Stuarts's Cavalry Division guarding gaps in lower Blue Ridge.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.642′ N, 77° 14.684′ 
Army of Northern Virginia Itinerary Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Army of Northern Virginia Itinerary Tablets
Ten tablets cover the movements of the Confederate army from June 26 to July 5, 1863.
W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the Shultz Woods in Gettysburg National Military Park, across the street from the National Guard Armory. 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. A different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of Northern Virginia (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. The tablet is one of ten placed originally by the Battlefield Commission around the turn of the century. These were restored and placed on Seminary Ridge in 2007.
 
Related markers.
The Potomac River at Williamsport image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 3, 2007
3. The Potomac River at Williamsport
Much of the Confederate army crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, heading north in Lee's second invasion of the North.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Army of Northern Virginia Itinerary Tablets on West Confederate Avenue.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then. 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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