Kemper's Brigade

Kemper's Brigade (HM7PS)

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

N 39° 48.736', W 77° 15.135'

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Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Kemper's Brigade

1st. 3rd. 7th. 11th. 24th. Virginia Infantry

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

July 3 In the forenoon formed line in the field east of the woods with right flank near Spangler's Barn. At the close of the cannonade advanced and took part in Longstreet's assault upon the Union position in the vicinity of the Angle. Exposed to a severe fire of Artillery and vigorously assailed beyond the Emmitsburg road by Infantry on the right flank. With ranks thinned and much disorganized by its losses especially of officers it pressed on against the Union line at the stone wall where after a fierce encounter the struggle ended. Gen. J.L. Kemper fell wounded in front of the stone wall.

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

Present 1575. Killed 58. Wounded 356. Missing 317. Total 731.
HM NumberHM7PS
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307214 N 4409347
Decimal Degrees39.81226667, -77.25225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.736', W 77° 15.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 44.16" N, 77° 15' 8.10" 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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