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

McLaws's Division

First Army Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
McLaws's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. McLaws's Division Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps
McLaws's Division Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws

Kershaw's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw
Barksdale's Brigade Brig. Gen. William Barksdale, Col. B.G. Humphreys
Semmes's Brigade Brig. Gen. P.J. Semmes, Col. George Bryan
Wofford's Brigade Brig. Gen. W.T. Wofford
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Col. H.C. Cabell

July 1 The Division reached Marsh Creek four miles from Gettysburg after dark.

July 2 The Division was placed in position facing the Union line on the Emmitsburg Road. About 4 p.m. the Batteries opened on the position the Division pressing to the front and the Union troops retiring to the hill in rear. The battle continued until nearly night when a strong Union force met the supporting Division which was co-operating on the left and drove one Brigade back and checked the support of the other Brigade exposing the left. It was thought prudent not to push farther until other troops of the Corps came up. The Division was withdrawn to the first position of Union troops resisting at the Peach Orchard the conflict to be renewed in the morning when other orders were received.

July 3 With the exception of severe skirmishing the Division was not engaged and after night dispositions were made to withdraw.

July 4 The Division
McLaws's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. McLaws's Division Tablet
took up the line of march during the night.

Casualties killed 313, wounded 1538, captured or missing 327. Total 2178.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.959′ N, 77° 15.369′ 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 just south of the Longstreet Observation tower 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. Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - South View (within shouting distance of this marker); Semmes's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Tower - East View (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Advance of McLaws' Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. Advance of McLaws' Brigade
Looking from the Longstreet Observation Tower to the east, in the late afternoon on a summer day at Gettysburg. The Peach Orchard is on the far left. The tree line beyond the Orchard block the view of the Wheatfield. On the far right is Little Round Top. McLaws' Division advanced with Barksdale's Brigade on the left, followed by Wofford's Brigade, both of which advanced through the area around the Peach Orchard. Kershaw's Brigade advanced roughly directly through the center of this view toward the tree line south, and beyond, the Orchard. Semmes Brigade advanced to the right and behind Kershaw's.
1. Longstreet's Headquarters. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Battle of the Wheatfield at Gettysburg. Three of the four brigades of McLaws' Division were engaged in the contest to control the Wheatfield. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 13 times this year. 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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