Armistead's Brigade

Armistead's Brigade (HM7PQ)

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

N 39° 48.771', W 77° 15.108'

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Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Armistead's Brigade

9th. 14th. 38th. 53rd. 57th. Virginia Infantry

July 2 Arrived about sunset and bivouacked on the western border of Spangler's Woods.

July 3 In the forenoon formed line behind Kemper and Garnett east of the Woods. When the cannonade ceased advanced to support Kemper's and Garnett's Brigades forming the right of Longstreet's Column. Its losses being less at first than those of the other Brigades it passed the Emmitsburg road in compact ranks and as the front line was going to pieces near the stone wall pushed forward and many of its men and some from other commands responding to the call and following Gen. L.A. Armistead sprang over the wall into the Angle and continued the desperate struggle until he fell mortally wounded beyond the stone wall.

July 4 Spent the day in reorganization and during the night began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1850. Killed 88, wounded 460, missing 643. Total 1191.
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HM NumberHM7PQ
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:27am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307254 N 4409411
Decimal Degrees39.81285000, -77.25180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.771', W 77° 15.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.26" N, 77° 15' 6.48" 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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