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Wofford's Brigade

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Wofford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Wofford's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Wofford's Brigade

16th. 18th. 24th Regiments Cobb's and
Phillips's Legions Georgia Infantry

July 2 Arrived at 4 p.m. and formed line 100 yards west of this ordered to the front about 6 p.m. and advancing soon afterwards along the Wheatfield Road flanked the Union forces assailing the Loop and aided the Confederates thereby relieved in forcing them back through the Wheatfield to the foot of Little Round Top. Assailed there by a strong body of fresh troops and receiving at the same moment an order to withdraw the Brigade fell back at sunset to the grove west of the Wheatfield.

July 3 One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.

July 4 In line here all day. At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1350. Killed 36, wounded 207, missing 112. Total 355.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.181′ N, 77° 15.37′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling
Wofford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Wofford's Brigade Tablet
Wofford's Brigade formed behind Barksdale's Brigade on Seminary Ridge on the afternoon of July 2, on the west side of Pitzer's Woods. The Brigade later held a position along the Ridge on July 4, near this tablet's location.
south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, 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. Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pitzer's Woods. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Wheatfield. A discussion of the actions in the Wheatfield. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wofford's Brigade in the Wheatfield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Wofford's Brigade in the Wheatfield
Wofford's Brigade advanced through the Peach Orchard on July 2 and cleared the woods to the east, landing on the flank of three different Federal Brigades. From there, Wofford's men entered the Wheatfield. There they met counterattacks from several Federal Brigades sent to shore up the weakened sector. This view looks from the northern edge of the Wheatfield across to Little Round Top. Crawford Avenue is seen crossing Plum Run in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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