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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jenkins's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Jenkins's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Jenkins's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Jenkins's Brigade

14th, 16th, 17th Virginia Cavalry
34th and 36th
Virginia Cavalry Battalions

July 3 The Brigade had been with Ewell's Corps but rejoined the Cavalry Division here on this day about noon. It was armed with Enfield Rifles but by an oversight brought to this field only about ten rounds of ammunition. While this lasted it was actively engaged mainly on foot as sharpshooters around and in front of the Rummel Barn and out-houses.
It was withdrawn from the field at an early hour in the evening.

Losses not reported.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.946′ N, 77° 10.43′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chambliss's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. 0.3 miles away); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. 0.3 miles away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hampton's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horse Artillery (approx. half a mile away); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Jenkins's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Jenkins's Brigade Marker

 
Also see . . .  Jenkins' Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign. A study of the Brigade's operations in the campaign. Jenkins' cavalry was on the field for all three days of the battle, but was posted on the flanks, seeing only limited action until July 3. General Jenkins himself was wounded by Federal artillery on July 3, and was succeeded by Colonel M. J. Ferguson, 16th Virginia Cavalry. However on the field the skirmish line was commanded by Lt. Col. Vincent A. Witcher, 34th Virginia Battalion. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jenkins's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Jenkins's Brigade Tablet
Jenkins's Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Jenkins's Brigade Marker
Rummel Farm Fields Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Rummel Farm Fields
Looking east from the tablet location. The park road cuts through the tree line around Little's Run in the distance, just right of center. Much of Jenkins' Brigade was deployed on a skirmish line across the fields in the foreground. The statement on the marker regarding the amount of ammunition carried into battle by the brigade has been questioned by many historians. Since Jenkins' men were engaged for three to four hours alone, certainly more ammunition was available and issued.
Rummel Farm Buildings Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
6. Rummel Farm Buildings
The Rummel Farm's buildings were used by sharpshooters from Jenkins' Brigade.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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