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Kershaw's Brigade

 
 
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade of McLaw's Division ordered on the afternoon of July 2, 1863 to attack the Union battle line north and east of the Rose Farm 100 yards eastward. Crossed the Emmitsburg Road in this area. By nightfall their attack, joined with those of other Confederate Brigades, had forced the Union troops from the Peach Orchard and Wheatfield. Late on July 3 the Brigade withdrew and went into position in the woods a quarter mile west.
Erected by
Project Southland
in Cooperation with the
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
1976

 
Erected 1976 by Project Southland.
 
Location. 39° 47.894′ N, 77° 15.101′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located opposite the entrance to the Rose Farm, just south of the Peach Orchard, 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. 3rd Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Kershaw's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Kershaw's Brigade Marker
68th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wofford's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Michigan Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cabell's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kershaw's Brigade Advance as seen by markers.
 
Also see . . .  General Joseph Kershaw's Brigade at the Rose Farm. A National Park Service "Voices from the Battle" page. (Submitted on January 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of Kershaw's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Advance of Kershaw's Brigade
Looking north along Emmitsburg Road toward the Peach Orchard. Kershaw's Brigade advanced south of Rose Run (the low ground in the center here. The angle of their advance allowed the Brigade to move south of the Peach Orchard salient and, although receiving fire from artillery positions there, were able to gain a foothold in the Rose Woods.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 62 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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