Robertson’s Texas Brigade Monument

Robertson’s Brigade, also known as the “Texas Brigade,” of Hood’s Division of Longstreet’s First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument and an advanced position tablet. The brigade is also honored by a privately raised monument.

Robertson's Brigade Monument. duplicate (20310) duplicate (20309)  Robertson's TX Brigade robertson's texas brigade Gettysburg April 2011

Dedicated: December 19, 1910.

Location: Located on West side of South Confederate Ave, South of Emmitsburg Road near Bushman Lane.

Description: One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments.  Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit. Erected by the U.S. War Department and designed by E.B. Cope. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Bronze from melted Civil War cannons was used to create many of the inscription tablets.

Inscription:

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
LONGSTREET’S CORPS HOOD’S DIVISION
ROBERTSON’S BRIGADE
1st 4th 5th Texas and 3D Arkansas Infantry

July 2. Arrived after a march of several miles and formed line 50 yards west of this at 4 P. M. Advanced against the Union positions. The 4th and 5th Texas joined in the attack on Little Round Top which continued until dark. The 1st and 3D Arkansas attacked and assisted in taking Devil’s Den and Rocky Ridge with a number of prisoners and 3 guns of the 4th New York Battery.

July 3. At 2 A. M. the 1st Texas and 3D Arkansas were moved to the right and joined the 4th and 5th Texas on the northwest spur of Big Round Top. Three regiments occupied the breastworks there all day skirmishing hotly with Union sharpshooters. Early in the day the 1st Texas was sent to confront the Union Cavalry threatening the right flank. After night the Brigade took position near here.

July 5. About 5 A. M. began the march to Hagerstown Md.

Present about 1100 Losses about 540

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