Johnson's Division

Johnson's Division (HM8S0)

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

N 39° 49.222', W 77° 13.013'

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Second Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Second Army Corps
Johnson's Division
Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson
Steuart's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Geo. H. Steuart
Stonewall Brigade, Brig. Gen. James A. Walker
Nicholl's Brigade, Col. J.M. Williams
Jones's Brigade, Brig. Gen. John M. Jones, Lieut. Col. R.H. Duncan
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Major J.W. Latimer, Capt. C.L. Raine

July 1. The Division arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day. Moved to the north-east of town during the night to take possession of wooded hill that commanded Cemetery Ridge.

July 2. Early in the morning skirmishers advanced and a desultory fire kept up. The Artillery was posted on hill in rear of line and opened fire about 4 p.m. The Infantry advanced to assault at dusk up the steep hill. Steuart's Brigade captured a line of works on the left. Firing continued at close range during night.

July 3. The assault was renewed in early morning. An attempt was made by the Union forces to retake the works occupied the night before and was repulsed. The Division being reinforced by four Brigades two other assaults were made and repulsed. Retired at 10.30 a.m. to former position of July 2 which was held until 10 p.m. when the Division was withdrawn to the ridge north-west of town.

July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the day.

Casualties killed 229, wounded 1269, missing 375, total 1873.
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HM NumberHM8S0
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Year Placed1909
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310263 N 4410171
Decimal Degrees39.82036667, -77.21688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.222', W 77° 13.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 13.32" N, 77° 13' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 139 E Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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