Wright’s Brigade Advanced Position Tablet

Wright’s Brigade of R.H. Anderson’s Division of A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument and an advanced position tablet.

Monument to Wright's Brigade Gettysburg October 2012

Dedicated: 1907.

Location: Cemetery Ridge, southwest of the Copse of Trees. Located along High Water Mark Trail in Codori Field, West of US Regulars Monument at the “Slashing.” Monument was moved in 1993 after car accident from it’s original position on Emmitsburg Road.

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
HILL’S CORPS ANDERSON’S DIVISION
WRIGHT’S BRIGADE
3rd 22nd 48th Regiments and 2D Battalion Georgia Infantry

July 2. Formed line in forenoon. Advanced at 6 P. M. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House capturing several guns and many prisoners. Pursuing on broke the Union line at the stone wall south of the angle reached the crest of the ridge beyond capturing more guns. The supports on the right being repulsed and those on the left not coming up with both flanks assailed and converging columns threatening its rear it withdrew fighting its way out with heavy losses and unable to bring off the captured guns.

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