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

Wright's Brigade

Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Wright's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Wright's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Wright's Brigade

3rd. 22nd. 48th. Regiments and 2nd.
Battalion Georgia Infantry

July 2 Formed line in forenoon. Advanced at 6 p.m. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House capturing several guns and many prisoners. Pursuing on broke the Union line at the stone wall south of the angle reached the crest of ridge beyond capturing more guns. The supports on the right being repulsed and those on the left not coming up with both flanks assailed and converging columns threatening its rear it withdrew fighting its way out with heavy losses and unable to bring off the captured guns.
 
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 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.706′ N, 77° 14.203′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker can be reached from Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling
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north. Located on a foot trail leading from the Copse of Trees out to the Codori Farm. 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. Union Counterthrust (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Report of Brig. Gen. A. R. Wright. In his official report, Wright was emphatic, he believed the attack would have been successful if supported:
I have not the slightest doubt but that I should have been able to have maintained my position on the heights, and secured the captured artillery, if there had been a protecting force on my left, or if the brigade on my right had not been forced to retire. We captured over twenty pieces of artillery, all of which we were compelled to abandon. These pieces were taken by the respective regiments composing this brigade, as follows: The Third
Wright's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Wright's Brigade Tablet
The Copse of Trees and the stone wall mentioned on the tablet are in the background.
Georgia, 11 pieces; the Twenty-second Georgia, 3 pieces; the Forty-eighth Georgia, 4 pieces, and the Second Battalion several pieces--the exact number not ascertained, but believed to amount to as many as 5 or 6 pieces.
(Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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