Pickett's Division

Pickett's Division (HM7PO)

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

N 39° 48.794', W 77° 15.09'

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First Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps
Pickett's Division Maj. Gen. Geo. E. Pickett

Garnett's Brigade Brig. Gen. R. B. Garnett, Major C.S. Peyton
Armistead's Brigade Brig. Gen. L.A. Armistead, Lieut. Col. William White
Kemper's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.L. Kemper, Col. Joseph Mayo, Jr.
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Major James Dearing

July 1. Guarding trains at Chambersburg.

July 2. On march to Gettysburg.

July 3 Reached the field about 9 a.m. Near 12 m. took position beyond crest of hill on which the Artillery was placed. About 1.30 p.m. Division was formed in an open field east of Spanger's Woods the right near a barn facing the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. At 3 p.m. moved forward to assault across the field about three fourths of a mile under a severe fire losing many officers and men only a few reaching the salient. The Division being separated from its support on the right and left and the assault having failed returned to its former position on the ridge.

July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the night.

Casualties killed 232, wounded 1157, missing 1499, total 2888.
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HM NumberHM7PO
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Year Placed1909
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307281 N 4409453
Decimal Degrees39.81323333, -77.25150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.794', W 77° 15.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 47.64" N, 77° 15' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 174-194 W Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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