Kershaw's Brigade

Kershaw's Brigade (HM7Y5)

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

N 39° 47.911', W 77° 15.355'

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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
Kershaw's Brigade

2nd. 3rd. 7th. 8th. 15th. Regiments and 3rd.
Battalion South Carolina Infantry

July 2 Arrived at 3.30 p.m. and formed line here. Advanced about 4.30 p.m. to battle. The 8th and 2nd Regiments and 3rd Battalion charged in the attack on Peach Orchard and Batteries near there on Wheatfield Road. The 7th and 3rd Regiments were engaged in the long and severe conflict at and around the Loop. The 15th regiment fought on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest beyond. Late in the evening the Brigade took part in the general advance by which the Union forces were forced from Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. At dark under orders it retired to Peach Orchard.

July 3 At Peach Orchard until noon. Then sent further to front. At 1 p.m. under orders resumed position here extending line to right and keeping in touch with Hood's Division on the left.

July 4 About midnight began the march to Hagerstown Md.

Present about 1800. Losses 630.
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HM NumberHM7Y5
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306861 N 4407829
Decimal Degrees39.79851667, -77.25591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.911', W 77° 15.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 54.66" N, 77° 15' 21.30" 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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