Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
2nd. 5th. 8th. Florida Infantry
July 2 Formed line in forenoon in the eastern border of these Woods. Advanced at 6 p.m. and assisted in forcing the Unoin line on Emmitsburg Road and by rapid pursuit compelled the temporary abandonment of several guns. At the foot of the slope met fresh Union forces and the line on its right retiring it also fell back. The Color-bearer of the 8th Florida fell and its flag was lost.
July 3 Ordered to join Wilcox's Brigade on its left and conform to its movements. Supported Artillery until Longstreet's column started and then advanced in aid of his assault. But dense smoke hiding his oblique course the Brigade moved directly forward. In the gap caused thereby a strong force struck its left flank capturing about half of the 2nd Florida and its colors.
July 4 In line here and at dark began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 700. Killed 33, wounded 217, missing 205. Total 455
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.692′ N, 77° 15.171′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Spangler's Woods, south of the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kemper's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armistead's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Florida (about 600 feet away); Pickett's Division (about 700 feet away); Anderson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garnett's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wright's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pickett's Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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. Perry's Florida Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Field of Pickett's Charge. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on September 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Col. David Lang. Lang commanded Perry's Brigade at Gettysburg. Of the actions on July 3, Lang wrote:
The noise of artillery and small-arms was so deafening that it was impossible to make the voice heard above the din, and the men were by this time so badly scattered in the bushes and among the rocks that it was impossible to make any movement to meet or check the enemy's advance. To remain in this position, unsupported by either infantry or artillery, with infantry on both flanks and in front and artillery playing upon us with grape and canister, was certain annihilation. (Submitted on September 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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