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By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
Barksdale's Brigade Tablet
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Alexander's Battalion Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Woolfolk's Jordon's Parker's Taylor's Moody's and Rhett's Batteries Two 20 pounder Parrotts, One 10 Pounder Parrott Seven 3 inch Rifles, Six Napoleons . . . — Map (db m10098) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Barksdale's Brigade McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division Barksdale's Brigade 13th. 17th. 18th. 21st. Mississippi Infantry July 2 Arrived about 3 p.m. and formed line here. Advanced at 5 p.m. and took part in the assault on the Peach . . . — Map (db m12216) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Barksdale's Charge July 2, 1863 - Second Day
"...I never saw anything equal the dash and heroism of the Mississippians." Capt. G.B. Lamar, Jr., C.S.A. Aide to Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws On the afternoon of July 2, most of General Longstreet's Confederate First Corps were engaged in . . . — Map (db m10083) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — First Army Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia First Army Corps Lieutenant General James Longstreet McLaws's Division Major General Lafayete McLaws Pickett's Division Major General George E. Pickett Hood's Division Major General John B. Hood, Major General E.M. Law . . . — Map (db m10097) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Lieut. General James Longstreet 1st Corps Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia 1st Corps Headquarters Lieut. General James Longstreet ————— Division Major Genl. Lafayette McLaws Major Genl. George E. Pickett Major Genl. John B. Hood July 1,2,3,4,5. 1863 These . . . — Map (db m10115) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Longstreet Tower - East View
The Left of the Union Army "I took up the line because it enabled me to hold commanding ground." -Major General Daniel E. Sickles In a move whose merit has been debated since the battle, General Sickles, on his own initiative, positioned the . . . — Map (db m10067) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Longstreet Tower - South View
Initial Confederate Assault on the Second Day "Encouraged by the successful issue of the engagement of the first day, and in view of the valuable results that would ensure from the defeat of the army of General Meade, it was thought advisable . . . — Map (db m10023) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Madison Light Artillery Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Moody's Battery The Madison Light Artillery Four 24 Pounder Howitzers July 2 Arrived here and opened fire at 4 p.m. Following the infantry charge upon the Peach . . . — Map (db m10028) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — McLaws's Division First Army Corps Army of Northern Virginia
C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia First Army Corps McLaws's Division Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws Kershaw's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw Barksdale's Brigade Brig. Gen. William Barksdale, Col. B.G. Humphreys Semmes's Brigade Brig. Gen. P.J. . . . — Map (db m12252) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Mississippi July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863
On this ground brave sires fought for their righteous cause. In glory they sleep who gave to it their lives; To valor they gave new dimensions of courage; To duty, its noblest fulfillment to posterity, the sacred heritage of honor. — Map (db m10082) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Parker's Battery Three 3 inch Rifles July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and opened fire on Peach Orchard. Joined at 5 p.m. in the infantry charge advancing to . . . — Map (db m10101) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Taylor's Battery Four Napoleons July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and opened fire on Peach Orchard. Advanced at 5 p.m. with the infantry to a position about 400 . . . — Map (db m10095) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Ashland Virginia Artillery Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Woolfolk's Battery The Ashland Virginia Artillery Two 20 pounder Parrotts and Two Napoleons July 2 Took position here 4:30 p.m. and opened fire. Joined soon in . . . — Map (db m10116) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Bedford Virginia Artillery Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Jordon's Battery The Bedford Virginia Artilery Four 3 inch Rifles July 2 Took position here 4:30 p.m. Fired a few rounds at the Peach Orchard. Joined the . . . — Map (db m10114) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Brooks Artillery Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve Alexander's Battalion Rhett's Battery The Brooks Artillery Four 12 Pounder Howitzers July 2 Took position here at 4 p.m. and opened fire. When the charge was made on the Peach . . . — Map (db m10070) HM

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