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Semmes's Brigade

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Semmes's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Semmes's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Semmes's Brigade

10th. 50th. 51st. 53d.
Georgia Infantry

July 2 Arrived on the Field about 3.30 p.m. Advanced about 5 o'clock in support of Kershaw's and Anderson's Brigades and took an active part in the conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest East of there and in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated in the general advance late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across the Plum Run Valley. Brig. General Paul J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the Loop.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.705′ N, 77° 14.827′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Brooke Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Rose Woods 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. Fourth Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th New York Infantry
Semmes's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Semmes's Brigade Tablet
(a few steps from this marker); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 145th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Semmes' Brigade at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Semmes' Brigade Advances to the Woods image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Semmes' Brigade Advances to the Woods
Looking from Brooke Avenue toward the west and the direction from which Semmes' Brigade approached the Rose Woods. The brigade was behind Kershaw's Brigade at the start of the advance, and while crossing Emmitsburg Road. But after reaching the Rose Farm (just north, right out of view), Kershaw's command was directed to the left to deal with the Federals in the Peach Orchard and along what is today Wheatfield Road. Semmes' Brigade arrived in what was an orchard at the time just beyond Brooke Avenue. From here, the Georgians would attack Brooke's Brigade in the Rose Woods, driving them back through the Wheatfield.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 85 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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