Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Army Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps Lieutenant General James Longstreet
McLaws's Division Major General Lafayete McLaws
Pickett's Division Major General George E. Pickett
Hood's Division Major General John B. Hood, Major General E.M. Law
Artillery Reserve Ten Batteries Colonel J.B. Watson
July 1. McLaws's Division encamped about four miles from Gettysburg a little after dark. Hood's Division reached the same distance about 12 p.m. Law's Brigade on picket at New Guilford. Pickett's Division guarding trains at Chambersburg.
July 2. Moved that portion of the Command which was up to gain the Emmitsburg Road on Union left. Delayed attack until 3:30 p.m. when Law's Brigade joined from New Guilford. McLaw's Division in position facing Union left. About 4 p.m. Hood's Division moved further to the right and took position partially enveloping Union left. The Batteries opened about 4 p.m. upon Union troops on Emmitsburg Road. Hood's Division pressing on left and McLaws's in front. The Union troops were dislodged. The engagement lasted until nearly night with heavy losses. The ground gained on the right was held. The left was withdrawn to first Union position at Peach Orchard.
July 3. Pickett's Division reached the field at 9 a.m. Pickett's Heth's and part of Pender's Division were ordered
July 4. The Corps took up the line of march during the night.
Casualties killed 910 wounded 4339 captured or missing 2290 Total 7539
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.071′ N, 77° 15.386′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the right when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located near stop six (Pitzer Woods) of the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, just north of the Longstreet Observation tower. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion Madison Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bedford Virginia Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brooks Artillery (about 400 feet away); Lieut. General James Longstreet (about 400 feet away); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 764 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.