Scales's Brigade

Scales's Brigade (HM7F3)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.197', W 77° 14.811'

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Pender's Division - Hill's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Pender's Division
Scales's Brigade

13th. 16th. 22nd. 34th. 38th.
North Carolina Infantry

July 1 Crossed Willoughby Run about 3.30 p.m. relieving Heth's line and advancing with left flank on Chamberstubrg Pike took part in the struggle until it ended. When the Union forces made their final stand on Seminary Ridge the Brigade charged and aided in dislodging them but suffered heavy losses. Gen. A.M. Scales was wounded and all the field officers but one were killed or wounded.

July 2 In position near here with skirmishers out in front and on flank.

July 3 In Longstreet's assault the Brigade supported the right wing of Pettigrew's Division. With few officers to lead them the men advanced in good order through the storm of shot and shell and when the front line neared the Union works they pushed forward to aid it in the final struggle and were among the last to retire.

July 4 After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1250. Killed 102, wounded 381, missing 116. Total 599.
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HM NumberHM7F3
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307697 N 4410189
Decimal Degrees39.81995000, -77.24685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.197', W 77° 14.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 11.82" N, 77° 14' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126-142 W Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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