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Wilcox's Brigade

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Wilcox's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Wilcox's Brigade Tablet
The "heading" tab indicating the parent formation of Wilcox's Brigade is missing.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Wilcox's Brigade

8th. 9th. 10th. 11th. 14th. Alabama Infantry

July 2 Formed line in forenoon the 10th and 11th Regiments taking position on the right after a severe skirmish with a Union outpost. Advanced at 6 p.m. and broke the Union line on Emmitsburg Road capturing two guns and pursuing rapidly took many prisoners and six more guns. At Plum Run was met by a heavy fire of Artillery and Infantry and being unsupported after severe losses fell back without being able to bring off the captured guns.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.306′ N, 77° 14.759′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickels Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located near 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. 120th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th New Jersey Volunteers
Wilcox's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Wilcox's Brigade Tablet
(about 300 feet away); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 500 feet away); 105th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 3rd Brigade (about 700 feet away); 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 700 feet away); First Brigade (about 800 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. Wilcox's Brigade at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox. In his official report, Wilcox offered his impressions of Plum Run and the Brigade's advance beyond Emmitsburg Road:
On the far side of the pike the ground was descending for some 600 or 700 yards. At the bottom of this descent was a narrow valley, through which ran a rocky ravine or stream, fringed with small trees and undergrowth of bushes. Beyond this, the ground rose rapidly for some 200 yards, and upon this ridge were numerous batteries of the enemy· This ridge to my
Wilcox's Brigade Passes the Klingle House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Wilcox's Brigade Passes the Klingle House
Looking at the Klingle House from Sickles Avenue. After attacking First Brigade (Carr's), Second Division, Third Corps defending along Emmitsburg Road near the Klingle House, Wilcox's Brigade pushed forward passing to the north of the house. The regiments were arrayed, from left to right, 9th, 14th, 11th, and 10th Alabama. The later two regiments passed between the camera and the house in this view. The monument on along the Emmitsburg Road represents the 12th New Hampshire's position (see nearby markers).
right rose into a succession of higher ridges or spurs of mountains, increasing in height to the right, but to the left gradually descending. When my command crossed the pike and began to descend the slope, they were exposed to an artillery fire from numerous pieces, both from the front and from either flank.
(Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wilcox's Brigade Advances to Plum Run image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Wilcox's Brigade Advances to Plum Run
Looking east from the tablet location toward the Pennsylvania Memorial. Plum Run passes in the low area between the camera and the memorial on Cemetery Ridge. Wilcox's Brigade was met by a single Federal regiment, the 1st Minnesota, as it approached the stream. The Minnesota attack delayed Wilcox's advance, and soon other Federal units began attacking the flanks of the Confederate Brigade. With no support, Wilcox withdrew his men.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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