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Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A.

 
 
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Brigadier General Lewis Armistead Marker
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Brigadier General
Lewis A. Armistead C.S.A.
fell here
July 3, 1863.

 
Erected 1887.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.784′ N, 77° 14.155′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located at the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Alonzo Cushing (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Water Mark (within shouting
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Brigadier General Lewis Armistead Marker
General Armistead led his men over the stone wall seen in the background and reached the cannons of Cushing's Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery. Armistead was mortally wounded in the fighting.
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distance of this marker); Pickett's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
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3. Brigadier General Lewis Armistead
General Armistead was a career soldier in the U.S. Army before the war. Cited for bravery during the Mexican War, he was brevetted to Major. At the onset of war, he parted company with his long time friend Winfield Scott Hancock to join the Confederacy, saying "May God strike me dead" if I meet you in battle. On July 3, 1863, Armistead lead his brigade against Federal forces commanded by Major General Hancock. Mortally wounded after capturing a Federal battery, Armistead died in a Federal field hospital.

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,546 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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