Robertson’s Brigade, Stuart’s Division Tablet

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

Robertson's Cavalry Brigade Gettysburg September 2009

Location: Orrtanna, 3.8 mi. north of Pa. 116 at the intersection of the Carrolls Tract Road (County Route 3011) and Church Road. The monument sits in front of the Orrtanna United Methodist Church.

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
ROBERTSON’S BRIGADE
4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry

July 1. The Brigade crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Pa.

July 2. Marched from Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. Marched to Cashtown and in the direction of Fairfield guarding the flank of the Army.

July 4. Held Jack’s Mountain and picketed the left flank of the Army of Northern Virginia.

No report nor details of losses made.

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