Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
Confederate Headquarters

Gordon's Brigade,

Early's Division, Second Army Corps

 

A marker for Gordon's Brgade of the Army of Northern Virginia is north of Gettysburg on Barlow Knoll, and a monument is on East Confederate Avenue.

 

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General John Brown Gordon, a Georgia lawyer and businessman.

 

 

From the marker on Barlow Knoll:

 

Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
Gordon's Brigade

13th 26th 31st 38th 60th 61st Georgia Infantry

 

July 1. Arrived on the field from Harrisburg road in early afternoon and formed line on North side of Rock Creek. About 3 P. M. moved across the creek to support of Rodes' left which was attacked from Barlow Knoll. Charged the Union forces upon this hill and after a most obstinate resistance succeeded in breaking the line. The Brigade was afterwards moved to the support of Smith's Brigade on the York Road. The Brigade captured a large number of prisoners during the day.

 

July 2. Moved to the railroad in support of Hays' and Avery's Brigades in their attack on Cemetery Hill.

 

July 3. Occupied the position at foot of Cemetery Ridge and not engaged.

 

July 4. At 2 A. M. the Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Cashtown Road.

 

Casualties Killed 71 Wounded 270 Missing 39 Total 380

 

 

From the marker on East Confederate Avenue:

 

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
Gordon's Brigade
13th 26th 31st 38th 60th 61st Georgia Infantry

 

July 2. After participating in the operations of July 1st at Barlow Knoll and elsewhere it took position in the afternoon between the town and Rock Creek. When the assault was made at 8 P. M. on East Cemetery Hill the Brigade advanced to its support but was halted here because the expected reenforcements were unable to cooperate and it was evident that the assault would fail.

 

July 3. Remained here skirmishing with sharpshooters and exposed to artillery fire.

 

July 4. The Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

 

Present about 1500 Killed 71 Wounded 270 Missing 39 Total 380

 

See more about the regiments of Gordon's Brigade in the Civil War:


(above) Marker for Gordon's Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia on Barlow's Knoll north of Gettysburg
(below) Monument to Gordon's Brigade on East Confederate Avenue
Gordon's Brigade, Early's Division,  2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg
(below) Confederate Brigadier General John Brown Gordon
Confederate Brigadier General John Brown Gordon


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