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

Mahone's Brigade

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Mahone's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Mahone's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Mahone's Brigade

6th. 12th. 16th. 41st. 61st.
Virginia Infantry

July 2 Arrived and took position here in the forenoon under orders to support the Artillery. A strong skirmish line was sent out which was constantly engaged and did effective service.

July 3 Remained here in support of the Artillery. Took no active part in the battle except by skirmishers.

July 4 In line here all day. At dark began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1500. Killed 8, wounded 55, missing 39. Total 102
 
Erected 1910 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 2000.
 
Location. 39° 48.971′ N, 77° 14.96′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park, south of the North
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Carolina and Tennessee State Memorials. 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. Archer's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poague's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Pettigrew's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Poague's Howitzers (about 700 feet away); Tennessee (about 700 feet away); Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Mahone's Report. Shotgun's Civil War Home website entry:
Brig. Gen. William Mahone reported:
During the days and nights of July 2 and 3, the brigade was posted in line of battle immediately in front of the enemy, and in support of Pegram's batteries. In this front its skirmishers were quite constantly engaged, and inflicted much loss upon the enemy, and, after the repulse of our troops on the 3d, maintained firmly its line. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Mahone's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Mahone's Brigade Tablet
Mahone's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Mahone's Brigade Position
While a heavy skirmish line was sent forward, for the most of the 2nd and 3rd, the main body of Mahone's Brigade remained to the west of Seminary Ridge under the cover of the terrain. This view is looking to the west of Confederate Avenue, opposite the North Carolina Monument.
Major-General William Mahone, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Major-General William Mahone, C.S.A.
after a photo by Brady from Lossing, 1913, History of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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