Army of Northern Virginia Monument

The Army of Northern Virginia Monument.

Army of Northern Virginia Monument Gettysburg March 2008

Dedicated: 1910-1911.

Location: Located opposite site where Lee witnessed the repulse of grand assault on July 3, 1863 and opposite the Virginia State monument. Adjacent to West Confederate Avenue and Spangler Woods.

Description: Civil War Marker commemorates “headquarters” area of Army of Northern Virginia during Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. A rectangular granite monument, with a large bronze tablets thereon, describing the engagements and movements of the army. Smooth monolith with rough hewn top, 8’9″x4’7″, 2’2″ wide. Bronze inscription tablet, 3’8″x4’6″, mounted on East face.

Inscription:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
General Robert E. Lee
Commanding

The Army Consisted of Three Army Corps
First Army Corps Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Second Army Corps Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell
Third Army Corps Lieutenant General Ambrose R Hill
Cavalry Division Major General J. E. B. Stuart

July 1. Heth’s and Pender’s Divisions Hill’s Corps reached the field about 1 P. M. and were soon engaged on the north and west of town with the First and Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Johnson’s Division Ewell’s Corps and Anderson’s Division Hill’s Corps reaching the field about dark were not engaged Longstreet’s Corps on the march. Stuart’s Cavalry Division marching from Dover to Carlisle.

July 2. McLaw’s and Hood’s Divisions Longstreet’s Corps took the field about 3 P. M. and formed facing the Union left. An assault was made by the two divisions assisted by Anderson’s Division Hill’s Corps. The Union troops were dislodged from Emmitsburg Road and Peach Orchard engagement lasting until night losses heavy. Pickett’s Division Longstreet’s Corps on the march. Johnson’s Division Ewell’s Corps about dusk advanced to the assault of Culp’s Hill in connection with Early’s Division Ewell’s Corps. Rodes’ Division Ewell’s Corps held position west of town not engaged. Heth’s and Pender’s Divisions Hill’s Corps occupied Seminary Ridge facing Union line not engaged. Stuart’s Cavalry on left flank of Confederate Army.

July 3. Pickett’s Division Longstreet’s Corps reached the field in the morning. Assaulted the Union line on Cemetery Ridge about 3 P. M. assisted by Hill’s Corps. The assault failed with great loss. An attack made on the left by Johnson’s Division Ewell’s Corps reinforced by three brigades of the Corps failed. Stuart’s Cavalry Division engaged with 2d Union Cavalry Division and 2d Brigade 3d Cavalry Division on the Confederate left about 1 P. M.

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

 

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