Kershaw’s Brigade Advanced Position Tablet

Kershaw’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division of Longstreet’s First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument and an advanced position tablet. Kershaw’s Brigade is also honored by a privately raised monument.

Kershaw's Brigade Gettysburg February 2009

Dedicated: 1907.

Location: Brooke Avenue, Rose Grove. Located on West side of Brooke Ave near Rose farmhouse and Woods.

Description: Cast iron tablet mounted on a fluted cast iron post denotes advanced position of the brigade during the battle. Inscription is painted in a contrasting color.

Inscription:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
LONGSTREET’S CORPS McLAWS’ DIVISION
KERSHAW’S BRIGADE
2nd 3rd 7th 8th 15th Regiments and 3D Battalion South Carolina
Infantry

July 2. Arrived on the field at 3.30 P. M. Formed line and advanced about 4.30 o’clock. The 8th and 2D Regiments and 3D Battalion shared in the attack on the Peach Orchard and batteries near there on Wheatfield Road. The 7th and 3D Regiments were engaged at and around the Loop. The 15th Regiment fought on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest beyond. Late in the evening the Brigade took part in the advance by which the Union forces were forced from the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. At dark under orders the Brigade retired to and occupied the Peach Orchard.

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