Semmes’ Brigade Advanced Position Tablet

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

Semmes Brigade Plaque. Gettysburg February 2009

Dedicated: 1907.

Location: Wheatfield on Brooke Avenue. Located on West side of Brooke Avenue.

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
SEMMES’ BRIGADE
10th 50th 51st 53rd Georgia Infantry

July 2. Arrived on the field about 3.30 P. M. Advanced about 5 o’clock in support of Kershaw’s and Anderson’s Brigades and took an active part in the conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest east of there in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated in the general advance late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. Brig. Gen. J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the Loop.

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