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

Hampton's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Hampton's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Hampton's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Hampton's Brigade

1st. North Carolina
1st. and 2nd. South Carolina Cavalry
Jeff Davis (Miss.)
and Cobb's and Phillips's (GA.) Legions

July 2 Engaged in the evening with 3rd Division Cavalry Corps near Hunterstown. Cobb's Legion led the attack and lost a number of officers and men killed and wounded.

July 3 The Brigade arrived here about noon and skirmished with Union sharpshooters. In the afternoon the 1st North Carolina and Jeff Davis Legion advancing in support of Chambliss's Brigade drove back the Union Cavalry but met their reserve and were in a critical position when the Brigade went to their support and a hand to hand fight ensued in which Brig.-Gen. Wade Hampton was severely wounded.

The conflict ended in the failure of the Confederates in their purpose to assail the rear of the Union army.

Losses Killed 17 Wounded 56 Missing 18 Total 91
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.19′ N, 77° 10.13′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling
Hampton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Hampton's Brigade Marker
south. Touch for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horse Artillery (about 400 feet away); Cavalry Division (about 600 feet away); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chambliss's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  General Hampton's Report. General Hampton's official report on the Gettysburg Campaign. (Submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hampton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Hampton's Brigade Marker
Hampton's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Hampton's Brigade Tablet
Hampton's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. Hampton's Brigade Marker
Advance of Hampton's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
6. Advance of Hampton's Brigade
Looking southeast from the marker location. On the right can be seen one of the out buildings of the Rummel Farm. In the distance to the left is the Jacob Lott Farm. Hampton's Brigade, led by the 1st North Carolina and the Jeff Davis Legion, stepped out across the fields in the center frame and charged Federal cavalry arrayed beyond the modern tree lines in the distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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