Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
3rd Division, 2nd Corps
—(Willard Monument) —
Location. 39° 48.399′ N, 77° 14.691′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickels Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the Klingle House in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (about 600 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. Follow the advance and withdrawl of Willard's Brigade.
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reports of Lieut. Col. James M. Bull. Lt. Col. Bull, to whom command fell after Col. Willard was killed and Col. Sherrill was wounded, wrote the Brigade report. Of the action on July 2, he stated:
Contrary, as is evident, to the expectations of the brigade commander, the rebels in considerable force were found in this underbrush. They fired upon the brigade as it advanced, which fire was returned by a portion of the brigade without halting. Many fell in the charge
After emerging from the underbrush, the line was reformed by direction of Colonel Willard, and immediately afterward he was killed by a shot from a rebel battery on the hill. Colonel Sherrill then assumed command, and conducted the brigade to its original position, pursuant to the order of Colonel Willard, given just before his death. (Submitted on March 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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