Semmes's Brigade

Semmes's Brigade (HM7Y1)

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

N 39° 47.923', W 77° 15.358'

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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
Semmes's Brigade

10th. 50th. 51st. 53rd. Georgia Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 3.30 p.m. and formed line 50 yards west of this. Advanced about 5 p.m. in support of Kershaw and Anderson and took a prominent part in the severe and protracted conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest east of there and in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated also in the general advanced late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. Brig.-Gen. Paul J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the loop.

July 3 During the forenoon Anderson's Brigade being withdrawn for duty elsewhere the Brigade was left in occupancy of the woodland south of the Wheatfield. At 1 p.m. under orders it resumed its original position near here.

July 4 About midnight began the march to Hagerstown, Md.

Present about 1200. Losses 430.
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HM NumberHM7Y1
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306858 N 4407851
Decimal Degrees39.79871667, -77.25596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.923', W 77° 15.358'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 55.38" N, 77° 15' 21.48" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 SW Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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