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

Anderson's Division

Third Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Anderson's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Anderson's Division Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Third Army Corps
Anderson's Division Major Gen. R.H. Anderson

Wilcox's Brigade Brig. Gen. Cadums M Wilcox
Mahone's Brigade Brig. Gen. William Mahone
Wright's Brigade Brig. Gen. A.R. Wright, Col. William Gibson
Perry's Brigade Col. David Lang
Posey's Brigade Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey
Artillery Battalion, Three Batteries, Major John Lane

July 1. Anderson's Division on the march to Gettysburg was directed about dark to occupy the position vacated by Heth's Division and to send a Brigade and Battery a mile or more to the right.

July 2. In the morning a new line of battle formed extending further to the right. About noon Longstreet's Corps placed on the right nearly at right angles to the line directed to assault the Union left the Division to advance as the attack processed to keep in touch with the Longstreet's left. The Union troops were forced from the first line and a portion of the ridge beyond. Union re-inforcements pressing on the right flank which had become disconnected from McLaws's left made the position gained untenable. The Brigades withdrew
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to their position in line.

July 3. The Division remained in position until 3.30 p.m. Orders were given to support Lieut. Gen. Longstreet's attack on the Union centre. Wilcox and Perry moved forward. The assault failed the order to advance was countermanded.

July 4. The Division after dark took up the line of march.

Casualties killed 147, wounded 1128, missing 840, total 2115.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.579′ N, 77° 15.264′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Memorial is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge, just south of the Spangler's Woods section, 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. Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd Maine Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deadly Sharpshooters
Anderson's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Anderson's Division Tablet
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Anderson’s Division. Stone Sentinels website entry (Submitted on June 8, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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