Hays's Brigade

Hays's Brigade (HM8QZ)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.725', W 77° 13.58'

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Early's Division - Ewell's Corps

— Army of Northern Virginia —

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

5th. 6th. 7th. 8th. 9th. Louisiana Infantry

July 1 Advanced at 3 p.m. with Hoke's Brigade flanked Eleventh Corps aided in taking guns pursued retreating Union troops into town capturing many and late in evening halted on East High St.

July 2 Moved forward early into the low ground here with its right flank resting on Baltimore St. and skirmished all day. At 8 p.m. with Hoke's Brigade charged East Cemetery Hill. Enfiladed by Artillery and exposed to musketry fire in front it pushed forward over all obstacles scaled the Hill and planted its colors on the lunettes capturing several guns. Assailed by fresh troops and with no supports it was forced to retire but brought off 75 prisoners and 4 stands of colors.

July 3 Occupied a position on High St. in the town.

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

Present about 1200. Killed 36, wounded 201, missing 95. Total 332.
HM NumberHM8QZ
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309478 N 4411121
Decimal Degrees39.82875000, -77.22633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.725', W 77° 13.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 43.50" N, 77° 13' 34.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151-199 E Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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