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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anderson's Brigade

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Anderson's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Anderson's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Anderson's Brigade

7th. 8th. 9th. 11th. 59th.
Georgia Infantry

July 2 Reached the Field about 4 p.m. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being flanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The Brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the Woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.617′ N, 77° 14.747′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cross Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in the Rose Woods section of the 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
Anderson's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Anderson's Brigade Tablet
are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Henry V. Fuller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry (about 600 feet away); 64th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); Fourth Brigade (about 600 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position (about 700 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 700 feet 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. Anderson's Brigade Tablets.
 
Also see . . .  Reports of Col. W. W. White. After General Anderson was wounded, Col. White of the 7th Georgia assumed command. Of the final attacks in the Wheatfield he wrote:
But a short time elapsed before McLaws' division came up on our left, when General Anderson ordered another advance, which was executed with spirit and loss to the enemy. In this charge, General Anderson was wounded, in consequence of which some confusion ensued, and the command fell back a short distance the second time. The third advance was made, and resulted, after a severe conflict of half an hour in the ravine, in the rout of the enemy, which was vigorously pressed to the foot of the mountain.
The Stone Fence image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. The Stone Fence
On the north side of Rose Woods is a stone fence running parallel to deTrobriand Avenue. Anderson's Brigade spent the afternoon wrestling this stone fence from Federal troops. On at least three separate occasions the brigade advanced to the Wheatfield. And even after driving the Federals from this sector the Brigade would fall back into the Rose Woods to a more defensible position.
The loss of the enemy was here very great. From the exhausted condition of the men, together with the fact that the enemy were pouring in large re-enforcements on the right, it was deemed impracticable to follow him farther. In this charge, large numbers of prisoners were taken and sent to the rear without guard; consequently the number is not known.
(Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Ninth Georgia Defensive Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Ninth Georgia Defensive Position
As Anderson's Brigade was pushed back out of the Wheatfield by counterattacks of the Federal forces, they found a natural defensive line along Rose Run. Over the years the Run has shifted course, leaving behind ruts. One officer of the 9th Georgia called this a "natural rifle pit."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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