Heth's Division

Heth's Division (HM7IL)

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

N 39° 49.117', W 77° 14.867'

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Third Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Third Army Corps
Heth's Division Major Gen. Henry Heth

Brig. Gen. J.J. Pettigrew

First Brigade - Brig. Gen. J.J. Pettigrew, Col. J.K. Marshall
Second Brigade - Col. J. M. Brockenbrough
Third Brigade - Brig. Gen. James A. Archer, Col. B.D. Fry, Col. S.G. Shepard
Fourth Brigade - Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis
Artillery Battalion - four batteries - Lieut. Col. John J. Garnett

July 1. The Division moved at 5 a.m. from Cashtown toward Gettysburg about 3 miles from town the advance met the Union forces. Archer's and Davis's Brigades moved forward on the right and left of the turnpike were soon engaged. The Brigades were forced to retired with heavy loss. After resting for an hour the Division was advanced in line of battle to the right of the pike and met with stubborn resistance. Rodes's Division Second Corps appeared on the left and formed a line at right angles. The Union troops retired to a wooded hill in the rear and finally gave way. The Division bivouacked on the ground won.

July 2. The Division in the morning was relieved by Anderson and held in reserve.

July 3. The Division occupied the position of the day before and was ordered to report to Lieut. Gen. Longstreet to unite in the attack on the Union centre. The assault was made and failed. The Division returned to its former position.

July 4. At night the Division took up the line of march.

Casualties, killed 411, wounded 1905, missing 324. Total 2630.
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HM NumberHM7IL
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Year Placed1909
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307614 N 4410043
Decimal Degrees39.81861667, -77.24778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.117', W 77° 14.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 7.02" N, 77° 14' 52.02" 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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