McLaws's Division

McLaws's Division (HM7WW)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.959', W 77° 15.369'

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First Army Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
First Army Corps
McLaws's Division Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws

Kershaw's Brigade Brig. Gen. J.B. Kershaw
Barksdale's Brigade Brig. Gen. William Barksdale, Col. B.G. Humphreys
Semmes's Brigade Brig. Gen. P.J. Semmes, Col. George Bryan
Wofford's Brigade Brig. Gen. W.T. Wofford
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Col. H.C. Cabell

July 1 The Division reached Marsh Creek four miles from Gettysburg after dark.

July 2 The Division was placed in position facing the Union line on the Emmitsburg Road. About 4 p.m. the Batteries opened on the position the Division pressing to the front and the Union troops retiring to the hill in rear. The battle continued until nearly night when a strong Union force met the supporting Division which was co-operating on the left and drove one Brigade back and checked the support of the other Brigade exposing the left. It was thought prudent not to push farther until other troops of the Corps came up. The Division was withdrawn to the first position of Union troops resisting at the Peach Orchard the conflict to be renewed in the morning when other orders were received.

July 3 With the exception of severe skirmishing the Division was not engaged and after night dispositions were made to withdraw.

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

Casualties killed 313, wounded 1538, captured or missing 327. Total 2178.
HM NumberHM7WW
Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306844 N 4407918
Decimal Degrees39.79931667, -77.25615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.959', W 77° 15.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 57.54" N, 77° 15' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11384 SW Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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