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

Wofford's Brigade

McLaws’ Division - Longstreet's Corps

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Wofford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Wofford's Brigade Tablet
Official sources state the tablet was placed in 1907. However the form and text format certainly are from a more recent time. Most likely this tablet was replaced in the recent past.
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws' Division
Army of Northern Virginia

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

July 2. Arrived at 4 p.m. and formed line 500 yards west of here. Ordered to the front about 6 o'clock. Advanced soon afterwards along Wheatfield Road, struck the Union line near the loop, and joined Kershaw's brigade in driving the Union forces through the Wheatfield to the base of Little Round Top. Assailed by Union reinforcements and receiving orders to withdraw, the brigade fell back at sunset to the cover of the woods 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 500 yards west of here all day. At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1,355. Killed 36. Wounded 207. Missing 112. Total 355.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.039′ N, 77° 15.037′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Peach Orchard
Wofford's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Wofford's Brigade Tablet
The Brigade advanced from the woodline on Cemetery Ridge to the west (behind) the tablet.
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. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barksdale's Brigade (about 300 feet away); First Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 27, 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
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 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,034 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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