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

Hays' Brigade

Early's Division, Second Army Corps

 

The monument to Hays' Louisiana Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is southeast of Gettysburg on East Confederate Avenue.

 

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Harry T. Hays, a New Orleans lawyer and Mexican War veteran who had been born in Tennessee.

 

 

From the monument:

 

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
Hays's Brigade
5th 6th 7th 8th 9th Louisiana Infantry

 

July 1. Advancing at 3 P. M. with Hoke's Brigade flanked Eleventh Corps aided in taking two guns pursued retreating Union troops into town capturing many and late in evening halting on East High St.

 

July 2. Moved forward early into the low ground here with its right flank resting on Baltimore St. and skirmished all day. Enfiladed by artillery and exposed to musketry fire in front it pushed forward over all obstacles scaled the hill and planted its colors on the lunettes capturing several guns. Assailed by fresh troops and with no supports it was forced to retire but brought off 75 prisoners and 4 stands of colors.

 

July 3. Occupied a position on High St. in town.

 

July 4. At 2 A. M. moved to Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

 

Present about 1200 Killed 36 Wounded 201 Missing 95 Total 332

Hays' Brigade, Early's Division, 2nd Corps,  Army of Northern Virginia
(above) Monument to Hays' Brigade at Gettysburg - enlarge enlarge
(below) Confederate Brigadier General Harry T. Hays

Confederate Brigadier General Harry T. Hays
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