Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of Northern Virginia
The Army consisted of Three Army Corps
First Corps Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Second Corps Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell
Third Corps Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill
Cavalry Division Major General J.E.B. Stuart
July 1. Heth's and Pender's Divisions Hill's Corps and Early's and Rodes's Divisions Ewell's Corps reached the field about 1 p.m. and were soon engaged on the North and West of town with the First and Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps and Anderson's Division Hill's Corps reaching the field about dark were not engaged. Longstreet's Corps on the march.
Stuart's Division marching from Dover to Carlisle.
July 2. McLaws and Hood's Divisions Longstreet's Corps arrived on the field about 3 p.m. and formed facing the Union left. An assault was made by the two Divisions assisted by Anderson's Division Hill's Corps. The Union troops were dislodged from Emmitsburg Road and Peach Orchard engagement lasting until night. Losses heavy. Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps on the march. Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps about dusk advanced to the assault of Culp's Hill in connection with Early's Divison Ewell's Corps. Rodes's Division Ewell's Corps held position in the valley West of town. Not engaged Heth's
July 3. Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps reached the field in the mornign. Assaulted the Union line on Cemetery Hill about 3 p.m. assisted by Hill's Corps. The assault failed with great loss. An attack made on the left by Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps reinforced by three Brigades of the Corps failed. Stuart's Cavalry Division engaged with 2d Union Cavalry Division and 2d Brigade 3d Cavalry Division on the Confederate left about 1 p.m.
July 4. The Army too up the line of march during the night.
Erected 1908 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.855′ N, 77° 15.042′ 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 opposite the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) 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. Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . The Battle of Gettysburg. A virtual tour by the National Park Service. Provides additional details behind the events described in the marker text. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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