Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heth's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
11th. 26th. 47th. 52nd.
North Carolina Infantry
July 1 Crossing Willoughby Run at 2 p.m. met the 1st Brigade 1st Division First Corps in Reynolds Woods and drove it back after a bloody struggle. Advancing to the summit of the ridge encountered and broke a second Union line and was then relieved by troops of Pender's Division
July 2 Lay in Woods west of the Run. In evening took position near here.
July 3 In Longstreet's assault the Brigade occupied the right center of the Division and the course of the charge brought it in front of the high stone wall north of the Angle and 80 yards further east. It advanced very nearly to that wall. A few reached it but were captured. The skeleton regiments retired led by Lieutenants and the Brigade by a Major the only field officer left.
July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Present on first day about 2000. Killed 190, wounded 915, missing about 300. Total 1405.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.064′ N, 77° 14.897′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park, near the North Carolina and Tennessee State Memorials. 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. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poague's Battalion (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 . . .
1. Report of Maj J. Jones, Twenty-sixth North Carolina Infantry. Major Jones, who commanded the Brigade after the assault, wrote this:
n moving off, there was some confusion in the line, owing to the fact that it had been ordered to close in on the right on Pickett's division, while that command gave way to the left. This was soon corrected, and the advance was made in perfect order. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Field of Longstreet's Assault. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 698 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.