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

Armistead's Brigade

Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Armistead's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Armistead's Brigade Tablet
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C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Armistead's Brigade

9th. 14th. 38th. 53rd. 57th. Virginia Infantry

July 2 Arrived about sunset and bivouacked on the western border of Spangler's Woods.

July 3 In the forenoon formed line behind Kemper and Garnett east of the Woods. When the cannonade ceased advanced to support Kemper's and Garnett's Brigades forming the right of Longstreet's Column. Its losses being less at first than those of the other Brigades it passed the Emmitsburg road in compact ranks and as the front line was going to pieces near the stone wall pushed forward and many of its men and some from other commands responding to the call and following Gen. L.A. Armistead sprang over the wall into the Angle and continued the desperate struggle until he fell mortally wounded beyond the stone wall.

July 4 Spent the day in reorganization and during the night began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1850. Killed 88, wounded 460, missing 643. Total 1191.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
Armistead's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Armistead's Brigade Tablet
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1965.
 
Location. 39° 48.771′ N, 77° 15.108′ 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. Pickett's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Kemper's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Perry's Brigade (about 600 feet away); The Storm of Battle (about 600 feet away); Army of Northern Virginia (about 600 feet away); Virginia Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
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 1,332 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 23, 2022