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

Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade

1st. Maryland Battalion
and
1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. 5th. Virginia Cavalry

July 2 The Battalion being on duty with Ewell's Corps the Brigade brought only the five regiments to the field where it arrived soon after midday and took position on the left of Hampton's Brigade on the edge of the neighboring woods. It participated actively in the conflict which ensued.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 16 Missing 29 Total 50
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 50.302′ N, 77° 10.02′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling north. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park, at the north entrance. 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
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Hampton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Cavalry Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Regarding Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade. Despite what the plaque says, the 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion was not attached to the brigade.
 
Also see . . .  Cavalry Division, Major General James E. B. Stuart. "The Civil War in the East" entry. (Submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, January 1, 2009
3. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet
Rummel's Farm lane image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 9, 2010
4. Rummel's Farm lane
Lee led his brigade into position at the north end of the field along this still-existant farm lane.
Lee's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Lee's Brigade Position
Lee's Brigade was posted along a farm lane edging a wood lot just to the east of the tablet location. From this position, the Brigade charged forward into the fields southeast of the Rummel farm. There the Confederates faced head to head with Custer's Michigan Brigade.
Major General Fitzhugh Lee<br>of the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
6. Major General Fitzhugh Lee
of the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment
War time photo by the firm of E. & H.T. Anthony.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on January 19, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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