Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
2nd. 5th. 8th. Florida Infantry
July 2 Formed line in forenoon in the western border of these woods. Advanced at 6 p.m. and assisted in driving back the Union lines on Emmitsburg Road and by rapid pursuit compelled the temporary abandonment of several guns. At the foot of the slope met Union infantry and the line on the right retiring it also fell back. The color bearer of the 8th Florida fell and its flag was lost.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.525′ N, 77° 14.613′ 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 near the site of the Rogers House, north of the Klingle House, 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. First Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys 11th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 400 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 500 feet 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. Perry's Florida Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Col. David Lang. Lang commanded Perry's Brigade at Gettysburg. Of the actions on July 2, Lang wrote:
In this charge, the brigade lost about 300 men killed, wounded, and missing, and I regret to state that, while retreating, the colors of the Eighth Florida Regiment were left upon the field, the color-bearer and the color-guard (one sergeant and two corporals) being killed or wounded and left upon the field. I cannot attach any blame (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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