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

McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions

Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions Marker
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps
McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions

July 1 McLaws's Division arrived late in the day and camped in this vicinity.

July 2 In the morning McLaws's Division moved on the road towards Gettysburg but turning to the right half mile this side of Willoughby Run and crossing that stream lower down formed line as marked on the Battlefield. Pickett's Division marched by this place in the afternoon but followed the other road with some deflections to avoid being seen by the Union Signal Corps and crossing Willoughby Run lay that night in the west side of Spangler's Woods.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.119′ N, 77° 17.03′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairfield Road (State Highway 116) and Black Horse Tavern Road, on the right when traveling west on Fairfield Road. Touch for map. Located in front of the historic Black Horse Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis Bream Black Horse Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Black Horse Tavern
McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions Tablet and Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. McLaws's and Pickett's Divisions Tablet and Tavern Marker
(here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adam Butt Farm & Schoolhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christian Byers Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sachs Covered Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); "...the most historic covered bridge in Pennyslvania..." (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Sach's Covered Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McLaws's Division in Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. McLaws's Division in Line
From the Longstreet Observation tower looking south down Confederate Avenue. McLaws's Division deployed in line generally along the modern road bed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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