Second Army Corps

Second Army Corps (HM9ZJ)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 50.863', W 77° 14.72'

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Army of Northern Virginia

Army of Northern Virginia
Second Army Corps Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell
Early's Division Major General Jubal A. Early
Johnson's Division Major General Edward Johnson
Rodes's Division Major General R.E. Rodes
Artillery Reserve Eight Batteries Colonel J. Thompson Brown

July 1. The Corps occupied the left of the Confederate line and reached the field in the following order Rodes's Division by Newville road about noon and deploying along Oak Ridge soon became engaged. Early's Division on the Harrisburg road about 1 p.m. and united with Rodes's left in an attack on the First and Eleventh Corps Union troops and drove them through the town to Cemetery Ridge. The two Divisions occupied the town. Johnson's Division reached the field about night about night and not engaged. Late in the night moved along the Railroad and took position on the left of Corps and north east of town.

July 2. In the early morning Johnson's Division was ordered to take possession of a wooded hill on the left. Skirmishers were advanced and a desultory fire kept up until 4 p.m. when the Artillery from Benner's Hill opened the firing continuing for two hours. The Batteries were withdrawn much crippled. The Division about dusk was advanced to the assault in connection with Early's Division on the right the battle continuing until after dark. A partial success made by a portion of each Division but not being supported on the right was withdrawn to the former positions.

July 3. Early in the morning an attack was made by Johnson's Division having been reinforced by three Brigades from the Corps two other assaults were made but failed. Early's Division was withdrawn and occupied its former position in the town and not again engaged. Rodes's Division held the position west of town and not engaged. At night the Corps fell back to the range of hills west of the town.

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

Casualties. Killed 809. Wounded 3823. Missing 1305. Total 5937.
HM NumberHM9ZJ
Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307905 N 4413267
Decimal Degrees39.84771667, -77.24533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.863', W 77° 14.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 51.78" N, 77° 14' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6915 Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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