Hampton’s Brigade, Stuart’s Division

Hampton’s Brigade of Stuart’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument.

Monument to Hampton's Brigade, East Cavalry battlefield. Gettysburg December 2010

Location: East Cavalry Field, northeast corner of Rummel 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.

Inscription:

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
STUART’S CAVALRY DIVISION
HAMPTON’S BRIGADE
1st North Carolina 1st and 2nd South Carolina Cavalry
Jeff Davis (Miss.) and Cobb’s and Phillips’s (Ga.) Legions

July 2. Engaged in the evening with 3rd Division Cavalry Corps near Hunterstown. Cobb’s Legion led the attack and lost a number of officers and men killed and wounded.

July 3. The Brigade arrived here about noon and skirmished with Union sharpshooters. In the afternoon the 1st North Carolina and Jeff Davis’ Legion advancing in support of Chambliss’ Brigade drove the Union cavalry but met their reserve and were in a critical position when the Brigade went to their support and a hand to hand fight ensued in which Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton was severely wounded. The conflict ended in the failure of the Confederates in their purpose to assail the rear of the Union Army

Losses Killed 17 Wounded 58 Missing 16 Total 91

 

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