The Monument to Pickett’s Division, Longstreet’s First Corps.
Location: West side of West Confederate Avenue, at Spangler Woods.
Description: One of ten Confederate division monuments that describe the movements and itenirary of each division of the Army of Northern Virginia. The locations of the markers indicate the general location of the battle lines of the various Confederate divisions during the battle.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
FIRST ARMY CORPS
Maj. Gen. Geo. E. Pickett
Garnett’s Brigade Brig. Gen. R. B. Garnett
Major C. S. Peyton
Armistead’s Brigade Brig. Gen. L. A. Armistead
Lieut. Col. William White
Kemper’s Brigade Brig. Gen. J. L. Kemper
Col. Joseph Mayo Jr.
Four Batteries Major James Dearing
July 1. Guarding trains at Chambersburg.
July 2. On march to Gettysburg.
July 3. Reached the field about 9 A. M. Near 12 M. took position beyond crest of hill on which the artillery was placed. About 1.30 P. M. Division was formed in an open field east of Spangler’s Woods the right near a barn facing the Union line on Cemetery Ridge. At 3 P. M. moved forward to assault across the field about three fourths of a mile under severe fire losing many officers and men only a few reaching the salient. The Division being separated from its support on the right and left and the assault having failed returned to its former position on the ridge.
July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the night.
Casualties Killed 232 Wounded 1157 Missing 1499 Total 2888