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

Law's Brigade

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Law's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Law's Brigade Tablet
Note the bent corner of the tablet.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Law's Brigade

4th. 15th. 44th. 47th. 48th. Alabama

July 2 Left New Guilford 25 miles distant at 3 a.m. Arrived and formed line 50 yards west of this about 4 p.m. and advanced against the Union positions. The 4th, 15th and 47th Regiments attacked Little Round Top and continued the assault until dark. The 44th and 48th assisted in capturing Devil's Den and 3 guns of the 4th New York Battery.

July 3 Occupied the breastworks on west slope of Round Top. The 47th and 15th Regiments assisted at 5 p.m. in repulsing cavalry led by Brig.-Gen. E.J. Farnsworth in Plum Run Valley.

July 5 About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown Md.

Present about 1500. Losses about 550.
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 1865.
Location. 39° 47.208′ N, 77° 15.252′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in
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Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Warfield Ridge section 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. Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabamians! (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Longstreet Attacks (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (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. Law's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .  Alabama Brigade. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Law's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Law's Brigade Tablet
The tablet stands just south of the picnic area, and just north of the Alabama Memorial.
Law's Brigade In Line image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Law's Brigade In Line
Law's Brigade marched some 25 miles on July 2, 1863 to arrive at Gettysburg. In the mid-afternoon, the brigade formed a line on Warfield Ridge, parallel to the modern park road, but about 50 yards to the west (right). From this point the Brigade advanced, but was split in action. Part of the brigade, as indicated on the tablet, attacked the Devil's Den. The other part attacked Little Round Top. See "related markers" for the locations attacked by the regiment at those points.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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