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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, June 28, 2008
1. Barksdale's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
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 in line. Advanced at 5 o'clock and took part in the assault on the Peach Orchard and adjacent positions pursuing the Union forces as they retired. The 21st Regiment pushed beyond the Trostle House and captured but were unable to bring off Bigelow's and Watson's Batteries. The other Regiments inclining to the left pressed forward to Plum Run where they encountered Union troops and a fierce conflict ensued in which Brig.-General Wm. Barksdale fell mortally wounded.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.085′ N, 77° 15.016′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling south on Emmitsburg Road. Touch for map. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. First Division (a few steps
Barksdale's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Barksdale's Brigade Tablet
from this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Third Corps (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The 21st Mississippi and Battery B, 1st N.J. Light Artillery. Article detailing actions of the 21st Mississippi mentioned on the tablet text. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of Barksdale's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Advance of Barksdale's Brigade
Looking over the tablet toward the west. Barksdale's Brigade formed in the woods in the distance and advanced across the open ground toward the Peach Orchard salient, behind the camera.
Barksdale's Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Barksdale's Advance
Similar view as above, but in the winter with less vegetation. The 21st Mississippi advanced south of the Millerstown Road. On the north side, from left to right were the 18th, 13th, and 17th Mississippi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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