Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
7th. 8th. 9th. 11th. 59th.
July 2 Reached the Field about 4 p.m. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being flanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The Brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the Woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.617′ N, 77° 14.747′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cross Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Rose Woods section of the 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. Captain Henry V. Fuller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry (about 600 feet away); 64th New York Infantry Fourth Brigade (about 600 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position (about 700 feet away); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 700 feet 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. Anderson's Brigade Tablets.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reports of Col. W. W. White. After General Anderson was wounded, Col. White of the 7th Georgia assumed command. Of the final attacks in the Wheatfield he wrote:
But a short time elapsed before McLaws' division came up on our left, when General Anderson ordered another advance, which was executed with spirit and loss to the enemy. In this charge, General Anderson was wounded, in consequence of which some confusion ensued, and the command fell back a short distance the second time. The third (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.