Archer’s Brigade Monument (Second and Third Day)

Archer’s Brigade of Heth’s Division of A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by two monuments.

Archer's Brigade Monument. duplicate (20304) duplicate (20303) Gettysburg April 2011

Location: West side of West Confederate Avenue, South of McMillan Woods.

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.


C. S. A.
5th Battalion and 13th Alabama 1st 7th 14th Tennessee Infantry

July 1. Reached the field in the morning. The Battalion was ordered to watch Cavalry on the right. The four regiments advancing to Reynolds Woods were met and flanked by the 1st Brigade 1st Division First Corps and fell back across the Run losing 75 prisoners including Brig. Gen. Archer.

July 2. In the evening marched from the woods west of Willoughby Run and took position here.

July 3. In Longstreet’s assault was the right Brigade of Pettigrew’s Division. Advanced to the stone wall at the Angle and some of the men leaped over it. Had 13 color bearers shot four of them at the wall. Lost 4 of 5 flags and 5 of the 7 field officers with company officers and men in nearly the same proportion.

July 4. After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1048 Killed and wounded 160 Missing 517 Total 677