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

Walker's Brigade

Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Walker's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Walker's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Johnson's Division
Walker's Brigade

2nd. 4th. 5th. 27th. 33rd. Virginia Infantry

July 1 Arrived about nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek near Hanover Road at border of woods on left of Division.

July 2 Guarded Division all day on its flank from Union forces in woods near by skirmishing with them sharply at times and finally driving them away. After dark crossed Rock Creek and rejoined the Division which had crossed about 6 p.m. and occupied part of the Union breastworks.

July 3 Took part in the unsuccessful struggle lasting from daybreak until near noon and then retired to the foot of hill and from thence about midnight moved with the Division and corps to Seminary Ridge.

July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 p.m. began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1450. Killed 35, wounded 208, missing 87. Total 330.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
 
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39° 48.949′ N, 77° 12.939′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on the road up to Culp's Hill, Stop 13 on the driving tour of 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. Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 145th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Maryland Regiment (about 500 feet away); Steuart's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 107th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 27th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Reports of Brig. Gen. James A. Walker. Regarding the fighting on July 3, Walker wrote:
After five hours' incessant firing, being unable to drive the enemy from his strong position, and a brigade of Rodes' division coming to our assistance, I drew my command back under the hill out of the fire, to give them an opportunity to rest and clean their guns and fill up their cartridge-boxes. In about an hour, I was ordered by General
Walker's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Walker's Brigade Tablet
Johnson to move more to the right, and renew the attack, which was done with equally bad success as our former efforts, and the fire became so destructive that I suffered the brigade to fall back to a more secure position, as it was a useless sacrifice of life to keep them longer under so galling a fire. An hour or two later, I was again ordered to advance, so as to keep the enemy in check, which I did, sheltering my men and keeping up a desultory fire until dark.
(Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Walker's Skirmish with Cavalry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
3. Walker's Skirmish with Cavalry
Looking from the intersection of Hanover and Hoffman Roads to the west at the approaches to Brinkerhoff's Ridge. Walker's Brigade spent most of July 2 guarding Hanover Road, including heavy skirmishing with the 2nd Federal Cavalry Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,331 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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