Lee’s Brigade, Stuart’s Division

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

Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade Monument. Gettysburg December 2011

Location: East Cavalry Field, east 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
FITZHUGH LEE’S BRIGADE
1st Maryland Battalion and 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Virginia Cavalry

July 3. The Battalion being on duty with Ewell’s Corps the Brigade brought only five regiments to this field where it arrived soon after midday and took position on the left of Hampton’s Brigade on the edge of the neighboring woods. It participated actively in the conflict which ensued.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 16 Missing 29 Total 50

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