Gordon’s Brigade Advanced Position Tablet

Gordon’s Brigade of Early’s Division of Ewell’s Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument and an advanced position tablet.

Gordon's Brigade Gettysburg June 2011

Dedicated: 1906.

Location: Barlow Knoll, East Howard 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
EWELL’S CORPS EARLY’S DIVISION
GORDON’S BRIGADE
13th 26th 31st 38th 60th 61st Georgia Infantry

July 1. Arrived on the field from Harrisburg road in early afternoon and formed line on North side of Rock Creek. About 3 P. M. moved across the creek to support of Rodes’ left which was attacked from Barlow Knoll. Charged the Union forces upon this hill and after a most obstinate resistance succeeded in breaking the line. The Brigade was afterwards moved to the support of Smith’s Brigade on the York Road. The Brigade captured a large number of prisoners during the day.

July 2. Moved to the railroad in support of Hays’ and Avery’s Brigades in their attack on Cemetery Hill.

July 3. Occupied the position at foot of Cemetery Ridge and not engaged.

July 4. At 2 A. M. the Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Cashtown Road.

Casualties Killed 71 Wounded 270 Missing 39 Total 380

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