Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Division - Ewell's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Ewell's Corps - Early's Division
13th. 26th. 31st. 38th. 60th. 61st.
July 1 Arrived on the field from Harrisburg Road in the early afternoon and formed line on the North side of Rock Creek. About 3 p.m. moved across the creek to support of Rodes's left which was attacked from Barlow Knoll. Charged the Union Forces upon this hill after a most obstinate resistance succeeded in breaking the line. The Brigade was afterwards moved to the support of Smith's Brigade on the York Road
The Brigade captured a large number of prisoners during the day.
July 2 Moved to the railroad in support of Hay's and Avery's Brigades in their attack on Cemetery Ridge.
July 3 Occupied the position at foot of Cemetery Ridge and not engaged.
July 4 At 2 a.m. the Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Cashtown Road.
Casualties - Killed 71 - Wounded 270 - Missing 39 - Total 380.
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.696′ N, 77° 13.591′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue ¼ mile north of Old Harrisburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on Touch for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. First Division (a few steps from this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Channing Barlow (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Collapse at Barlow Knoll (within shouting distance of this marker); 153d Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gordon's Brigade at Gettysburg
Also see . . . Gordon's Report. In his official report, Gordon stated, The enemy had succeeded in gaining a position upon the left flank of Doles' brigade, and in causing these troops to retreat. This movement of the enemy would necessarily have exposed his right flank but for the precaution he had taken to cover it by another line. (Submitted on September 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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