“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Nicholls's Brigade

Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps


—Army of Northern Virginia —

Nicholls's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Nicholls's Brigade Tablet
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Johnson's Division
Nicholls's Brigade

1st. 2nd. 10th. 14th. 15th. Louisiana Infantry

July 1 Arrived near nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek north of Hanover Road and on the right of the Division.

July 2 About 6 p.m. changing to left of Jones's Brigade crossed the Creek attacked Union forces on Culp's Hill drove in their outposts and reached and held a line about 100 yards from their breastworks against which a steady fire was maintained for hours and some vigorous but unsuccessful assaults made.

July 3 At dawn the Brigade reopened fire and continued it for many hours then retired to line near the Creek whence about midnight it moved with the Division and Corps to Seminary Ridge.

July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 p.m. began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1100. Killed 43, wounded 309, missing 36. Total 388.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.29′ N, 77° 13.088′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the road
Nicholls's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Nicholls's Brigade Tablet
up to Culp's Hill, Stop 13 on the driving tour of 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. Johnson's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jones's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 66th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); 76th New York Infantry (about 700 feet away); Independent Battery E (about 800 feet away); 7th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); O'Neal's Brigade (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Col. J. M. Williams. Col. Williams of the 2nd Louisiana Infantry commanded the Brigade during the Gettysburg Campaign. Of the attack on Culp's Hill he wrote:
The brigade engaged the enemy near the base of these heights, and, having quickly driven his front line into the intrenchments on their crest, continued forward until it reached a line about 100 yards from the enemy's works, when it again engaged him with an almost incessant fire for four hours, pending which several
Advance of Nicholls' Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Advance of Nicholls' Brigade
Looking south down East Confederate Avenue. Nicholls' Brigade made their way up the slopes of Culp's Hill in this vicinity, moving from the left to the right. Eventually the Brigade's advanced would stop just short of modern day Slocum Avenue near the crest.
attempts to carry the works by assault, being entirely unsupported on the right (Jones' brigade having failed to hold its line on the right), were attended with more loss than success.
(Submitted on November 12, 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 834 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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