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

Brockenbrough's Brigade

Heth's Division - Hill's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Brockenbrough's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Brockenbrough's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
Brockenbrough's Brigade

40th. 47th. 55th. Regiments and 22nd.
Battalion Virginia Infantry

July 1 Crossed the Run at 2 p.m. between Chambersburg Pike and Reynolds Woods. Engaged Union forces on McPherson Ridge and with other troops on left drove them back to next ridge capturing two flags and may prisoners with some sharpshooters in the barn. Soon afterwards the Brigade was relieved by Pender's Division.

July 2 Lay in the Woods west of the Run. In the evening took position near here.

July 3 In Longstreet's assault this Brigade was on the left flank of the column and as it approached the Union position was exposed to a severe fire of musketry on the left flank and of Artillery and musketry in front. It pushed on beyond the Emmitsburg Road but was met by a heavy front and flank fire from the Union lines north of the Bryan Barn and compelled to fall back.

July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1100. Killed 25. Wounded 123. Missing 80. Total 228.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.158′ N, 77° 14.838′ W.
Brockenbrough's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Brockenbrough's Brigade Tablet
Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge 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. Ross's Battery - Lane's Battalion ( a few steps from this marker); Third Army Corps ( within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Marye's Battery - Pegram's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Scales's Brigade ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heth's Division ( about 300 feet away); Confederate Line of Battle ( about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brockenbrough's Brigade in Longstreet's Assault image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Brockenbrough's Brigade in Longstreet's Assault
Looking east from Confederate Avenue toward Cemetery Ridge. Col. Robert Mayo had command of the Brigade in place of Col. John M. Brockenbrough. The Brigade's line of march, as the far left of the assault, was left of center, almost along the modern tree line. Their objective was the Bryan House (white house on the distant left on the ridge). About half way across the open ground, the Brigade encountered a strong flank attack by the 8th Ohio Infantry. Disrupted, the Virginians fell back in disorder.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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