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

Barksdale's Brigade

McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

13th. 17th. 18th. 21st. Mississippi Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 3 p.m. and formed line here. Advanced at 5 p.m. and took part in the assault on the Peach Orchard and adjacent positions vigorously pursuing the Union forces as they retired. The 21st Regiment pushed on past the Trostle House and captured but were unable to bring off 9th Mass. Battery and I Battery 5th U. States. The other Regiments including more to the left pressed forward to Plum Run where they encountered fresh troops and a fierce conflict ensued in which Brig. Gen. Wm. Barksdale fell mortally wounded.

July 3 Supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. Withdrew from the front late in the afternoon.

July 4 In position near here all day. About midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1598. Killed 105, wounded 550, missing 92. Total 747.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.157′ N, 77° 15.373′ 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
Barksdale's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Barksdale's Brigade Tablet
Barksdale's Brigade formed in Pitzer's Woods on Seminary Ridge in the later afternoon of July 2, generally along what is today West Confederate Avenue.
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. Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion ( a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi ( within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooks Artillery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge ( within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Eshleman's Battalion ( 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. General Barksdale and Colonel Willard. Barksdale's Brigade met the Third Brigade of the Third Division of the Federal II Corps, commanded by Colonel George Willard. Both commanders received mortal wounds in the heated action on the afternoon of July 2. (Submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Advance of Barksdale's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Advance of Barksdale's Brigade
Looking from the Emmitsburg Road to the west toward the Pitzer's Woods and the tablet location. Barksdale's men advanced over the open ground here, roughly astride the modern Wheatfield Road.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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 964 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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