Barksdale's Brigade

Barksdale's Brigade (HM7W6)

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

N 39° 48.157', W 77° 15.373'

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McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Barksdale's Brigade

13th. 17th. 18th. 21st. Mississippi Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 3 p.m. and formed line here. Advanced at 5 p.m. and took part in the assault on the Peach Orchard and adjacent positions vigorously pursuing the Union forces as they retired. The 21st Regiment pushed on past the Trostle House and captured but were unable to bring off 9th Mass. Battery and I Battery 5th U. States. The other Regiments including more to the left pressed forward to Plum Run where they encountered fresh troops and a fierce conflict ensued in which Brig. Gen. Wm. Barksdale fell mortally wounded.

July 3 Supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. Withdrew from the front late in the afternoon.

July 4 In position near here all day. About midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1598. Killed 105, wounded 550, missing 92. Total 747.
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HM NumberHM7W6
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306847 N 4408285
Decimal Degrees39.80261667, -77.25621667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.157', W 77° 15.373'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 9.42" N, 77° 15' 22.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61-115 Millerstown Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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