Hoke's Brigade

Hoke's Brigade (HM8RD)

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

N 39° 49.678', W 77° 13.536'

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Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
Hoke's Brigade

6th. 21st. 57th. North Carolina Infantry

July 1 Advanced at 3 p.m. with Hays's Brigade flanked Eleventh Corps aided in taking two guns repulsed First Brigade Second Division and captured many prisoners. Late in the evening took position here.

July 2 Skirmished all day and at 8 p.m. with Hays's Brigade charged East Cemetery Hill. Severely enfiladed on the left by artillery and musketry it pushed on over infantry line in front scaled the Hill planted its colors on the lunettes and captured several guns. But assailed by fresh forces and having no supports it was soon compelled to relinquish what it had gained and withdrew. Its commander Col. Isaac E. Avery was mortally wounded leading the charge.

July 3 Ordered to railroad cut in rear and later to High Street in town.

July 4 At 2 a.m. moved to Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 900. Killed 35, wounded 216, missing 94. Total 345.
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HM NumberHM8RD
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309538 N 4411033
Decimal Degrees39.82796667, -77.22560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.678', W 77° 13.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 40.68" N, 77° 13' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141 E Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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