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

Pickett's Division

First Army Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Pickett's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Pickett's Division Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps
Pickett's Division Maj. Gen. Geo. E. Pickett

Garnett's Brigade Brig. Gen. R. B. Garnett, Major C.S. Peyton
Armistead's Brigade Brig. Gen. L.A. Armistead, Lieut. Col. William White
Kemper's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.L. Kemper, Col. Joseph Mayo, Jr.
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Major James Dearing

July 1. Guarding trains at Chambersburg.

July 2. On march to Gettysburg.

July 3 Reached the field about 9 a.m. Near 12 m. took position beyond crest of hill on which the Artillery was placed. About 1.30 p.m. Division was formed in an open field east of Spanger's Woods the right near a barn facing the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. At 3 p.m. moved forward to assault across the field about three fourths of a mile under a severe fire losing many officers and men only a few reaching the salient. The Division being separated from its support on the right and left and the assault having failed returned to its former position on the ridge.

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

Casualties killed 232, wounded
Pickett's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Pickett's Division Tablet
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1157, missing 1499, total 2888.
 
Erected 1909 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 1941.
 
Location. 39° 48.794′ N, 77° 15.09′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in Spangler's Woods, south of the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary Ridge 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. Armistead's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kemper's Brigade (about 400 feet away); The Storm of Battle (about 400 feet away); Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away); Virginia Memorial (about 500 feet away); Posey's Brigade (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Pickett's Division Line of March from the Assault image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Pickett's Division Line of March from the Assault
The Division advanced out of Spangler's Woods into the open fields here and crossed over Emmitsburg Pike heading for the "Angle" and "Copse of Trees" in the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge. From this point, the Pike cannot be seen, due to slight elevations in the terrain. The Angle and Copse of Trees are seen on the distant ridge line, just left of center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 23, 2022