Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Division - Ewell's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
13th. 26th. 31st. 38th. 60th. 61st.
July 2 After participating in the operations of July 1st at Barlow Knoll and elsewhere it took position in the afternoon on the railroad between the town and Rock Creek. When the assault was made at 8 p.m. on East Cemetery Hill the Brigade advanced to its support but was halted here because the expected re-enforcements from the right were unable to co-operate and it was evident that the assault would fail.
July 3 Remained here skirmishing with sharpshooters and exposed to Artillery fire.
July 4 The Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Seminary Ridge after midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1500. Killed 71, wounded 270, missing 39. Total 380.
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 1910.
Location. 39° 49.693′ N, 77° 13.552′ 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. Hoke's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hays's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Early's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Culp Farm (about 700 feet away); “ . . . in less than half an hour . . . ” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culp's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Adams County Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); “bullets . . . rattling against our hospital . . . ” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gordon's Brigade at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. Report of Brig. Gen. J. B. Gordon. Concerning the actions of July 2 and 3, Gordon wrote, The movements during the succeeding days of the battle (July 2 and 3), I do not consider of sufficient importance to mention. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Early's Division, Gordon's Brigade. "The Civil War in the East" entry. (Submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.