Anderson's Division

Anderson's Division (HM7R2)

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

N 39° 48.579', W 77° 15.264'

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Third Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Third Army Corps
Anderson's Division Major Gen. R.H. Anderson

Wilcox's Brigade Brig. Gen. Cadums M Wilcox
Mahone's Brigade Brig. Gen. William Mahone
Wright's Brigade Brig. Gen. A.R. Wright, Col. William Gibson
Perry's Brigade Col. David Lang
Posey's Brigade Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey
Artillery Battalion, Three Batteries, Major John Lane

July 1. Anderson's Division on the march to Gettysburg was directed about dark to occupy the position vacated by Heth's Division and to send a Brigade and Battery a mile or more to the right.

July 2. In the morning a new line of battle formed extending further to the right. About noon Longstreet's Corps placed on the right nearly at right angles to the line directed to assault the Union left the Division to advance as the attack processed to keep in touch with the Longstreet's left. The Union troops were forced from the first line and a portion of the ridge beyond. Union re-inforcements pressing on the right flank which had become disconnected from McLaws's left made the position gained untenable. The Brigades withdrew to their position in line.

July 3. The Division remained in position until 3.30 p.m. Orders were given to support Lieut. Gen. Longstreet's attack on the Union centre. Wilcox and Perry moved forward. The assault failed the order to advance was countermanded.

July 4. The Division after dark took up the line of march.

Casualties killed 147, wounded 1128, missing 840, total 2115.
HM NumberHM7R2
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307022 N 4409061
Decimal Degrees39.80965000, -77.25440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.579', W 77° 15.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 34.74" N, 77° 15' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 W Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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