Smith's Brigade

Smith's Brigade (HM8SV)

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

N 39° 48.912', W 77° 12.952'

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Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

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Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
Smith's Brigade

31st. 49th. 52nd. Virginia Infantry

July 3 The Brigade having been detached two days guarding York Pike and other roads against the reported approach of Union Cavalry was ordered to Culp's Hill to reinforce Johnson's Division. Arriving early it formed line along this stone wall receiving and returning fire of Infantry and sharpshooters in the woods opposite and being also subjected to heavy fire of Artillery. It repulsed the charge of the 2nd Massachusetts and 27th Indiana Regiments against this line and held its ground until the Union forces regained their works on the Hill. It then moved to a position further up the Creek and during the night marched to Seminary Ridge where it rejoined Early's Division.

July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 800. Killed 12, wounded 113, missing 17. Total 142.
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HM NumberHM8SV
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310336 N 4409595
Decimal Degrees39.81520000, -77.21586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.912', W 77° 12.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 54.72" N, 77° 12' 57.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000 E Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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