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

Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

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

1st. Maryland Battalion
and
1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. 5th. Virginia Cavalry

July 2 The Battalion being on duty with Ewell's Corps the Brigade brought only the five regiments to the field where it arrived soon after midday and took position on the left of Hampton's Brigade on the edge of the neighboring woods. It participated actively in the conflict which ensued.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 16 Missing 29 Total 50
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.302′ N, 77° 10.02′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park, at the north entrance. 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. Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet
(about 600 feet away); Hampton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chambliss's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  East Cavalry Battlefield. Details of the cavalry action in this section of the battlefield. (Submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, January 1, 2009
3. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Tablet
Lee's Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Lee's Brigade Position
Lee's Brigade was posted along a farm lane edging a wood lot just to the east of the tablet location. From this position, the Brigade charged forward into the fields southeast of the Rummel farm. There the Confederates faced head to head with Custer's Michigan Brigade.
 
 
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 880 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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