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Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Hood's Division

First Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Hood's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Hood's Division Tablet
Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps
Hood's Division Maj Gen. J.B. Hood, Brig. Gen. E.M. Law

Law's Brigade Brig Gen. E.M. Law, Col. James L. Sheffield
Robertson's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.B. Robertson
Anderson's Brigade Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson, Lieut. Col. William Luffman
Benning's Brigade Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning
Artillery Battalion Four Batteries Major M.W. Henry

July 1 On the march to Gettysburg. Encamped about four miles from field with the exception of Law's Brigade left on picket at New Guilford.

July 2 Law's Brigade joined from New Guilford about noon. The Division was formed on extreme right of the Army and directed to drive in and envelope the Union left. About 4 p.m. the Batteries opened and soon after the Division moved forward. After a severe struggle the Union line retired to the ridge in rear. The ground fought over was obstructed by stone fences and very difficult. The movement was partially successful the battle continuing until nearly dark. The advance gained was held.

July 3 Occupied the ground gained and with the exception of resisting a Cavalry
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charge and heavy skirmishing was not engaged.

July 4 The Division took up the line of march during the night.

Casualties killed 343 wounded 1504 missing 442 total 2289.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1785.
Location. 39° 47.415′ N, 77° 15.264′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Located at the Warfield Ridge wayside in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hood's Texas Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Latham's Battery - Henry's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Touring the Battlefield (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Hood's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Hood's Division Tablet
To the right is the Texas Brigade monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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