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Army of Northern Virginia

 
 
Army of Northern Virginia Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. Army of Northern Virginia Tablet
Inscription.  
General Robert E. Lee commanding
The Army consisted of Three Army Corps
First Corps Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Second Corps Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell
Third Corps Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill
Cavalry Division Major General J.E.B. Stuart

July 1. Heth's and Pender's Divisions Hill's Corps and Early's and Rodes's Divisions Ewell's Corps reached the field about 1 p.m. and were soon engaged on the North and West of town with the First and Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps and Anderson's Division Hill's Corps reaching the field about dark were not engaged. Longstreet's Corps on the march.
Stuart's Division marching from Dover to Carlisle.

July 2. McLaws's and Hood's Divisions Longstreet's Corps arrived on the field about 3 p.m. and formed facing the Union left. An assault was made by the two Divisions assisted by Anderson's Division Hill's Corps. The Union troops were dislodged from Emmitsburg Road and Peach Orchard engagement lasting until night. Losses heavy. Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps on the march. Johnson's Division Ewell's
Army of Northern Virginia Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. Army of Northern Virginia Tablet
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Corps about dusk advanced to the assault of Culp's Hill in connection with Early's Divison Ewell's Corps. Rodes's Division Ewell's Corps held position in the valley West of town. Not engaged Heth's and Pender's Divisions Hill's Corps. Stuart's Cavalry on left flank of Confederate Army.

July 3. Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps reached the field in the morning. Assaulted the Union line on Cemetery Hill about 3 p.m. assisted by Hill's Corps. The assault failed with great loss. An attack made on the left by Johnson's Division Ewell's Corps reinforced by three Brigades of the Corps failed. Stuart's Cavalry Division engaged with 2d Union Cavalry Division and 2d Brigade 3d Cavalry Division on the Confederate left about 1 p.m.

July 4. The Army took up the line of march during the night.
 
Erected 1908 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.
 
Location. 39° 48.855′ N, 77° 15.042′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located opposite the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary 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
Army of Northern Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 29, 2016
3. Army of Northern Virginia Marker
The once-missing upper shield emblem has been replaced.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Storm of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Regarding Army of Northern Virginia. This is about the battle of Gettysburg but the year 1863 is not mentioned in the inscription.
 
Army of Northern Virginia Tablet at Tour Stop 5 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. Army of Northern Virginia Tablet at Tour Stop 5
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4. submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 17, 2022