Benning's Brigade

Benning's Brigade (HMA2F)

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

N 39° 47.302', W 77° 15.235'

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Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

C.S.A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Benning's Brigade

2nd. 15th. 17th. 20th. Georgia Infantry

July 2 Arrived and formed line about 4 p.m. in rear of Law's and Robertson's Brigades and moving forward in support of these took prominent part in the severe conflict which resulted in the capture of Devil's Den together with a number of prisoners and three guns of the 4th New York Battery.

July 3 Held Devil's Den and the adjacent crest of Rocky Ridge until late in the evening when under orders the Brigade retired to position near here. Through mistake of orders the 15th Georgia did not retire directly but moved northward encountered a superior Union force and suffered considerable loss.

July 4 Occupied breastworks near here facing southward until midnight.

July 5 About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.

Present about 1500. Losses 509.
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HM NumberHMA2F
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307004 N 4406698
Decimal Degrees39.78836667, -77.25391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.302', W 77° 15.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 18.12" N, 77° 15' 14.10" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 S Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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