Anderson’s Division served as a member of Hill’s Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1907.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Rough hewn granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? Dimensions: 4.2 feet x 2.0 feet, with an overall height of 7.0 feet.
Who made it? Designed by E.B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department.
What does it depict? Monument is a rock-faced granite monolith with polished face on which is affixed a bronze narrative tablet.
What does it honor? One of ten Confederate division monuments that describe the movements and itenirary of each division of the Army of Northern Virginia. The locations of the markers indicate the general location of the battle lines of the various Confederate divisions during the battle.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
THIRD ARMY CORPS
Major Gen. R. H. Anderson
Wilcox’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox
Mahone’s Brigade Brig. Gen. William Mahone
Wright’s Brigade Gen. A. R. Wright
Col. William Gibson
Perry’s Brigade Col. David Lang
Posey’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey
Three Batteries Major John Lane
July 1. Anderson’s Division on the march to Gettysburg was directed about dark to occupy the position vacated by Heth’s Division and to send a brigade and battery a mile or more to the right.
July 2. In the morning a new line of battle formed extending further to the right. About noon Longstreet’s Corps placed on the right nearly at right angles to the line directed to assault the Union left the Division to advance as the attack progressed to keep in touch with Longstreet’s left. The Union troops were forced from the first line and a portion of the ridge beyond. Union reinforcements pressing on the right flank which had become disconnected from McLaws’ left made the position gained untenable. The brigades withdrew to their position in line.
July 3. The Division remained in position until 3.30 P. M. Orders were given to support Lieut. Gen. Longstreet’s attack on the Union centre Wilcox and Perry moved forward. The assault failed the order to advance was countermanded.
July 4. The Division after dark took up the line of march.
Casualties Killed 147 Wounded 1128 Missing 840 Total 2115
When was this photograph taken? August 31, 2007.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on West side of West Confederate Avenue, North of Berdan Avenue and north of Pitzer Woods.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Maj. Gen. Richard Heron Anderson (October 7, 1821 – June 26, 1879) was a career U.S. Army officer, fighting with distinction in the Mexican-American War. He also served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, fighting in the Eastern Theater of the conflict and most notably during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Anderson was also noted for his humility. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (will open a pop up window).
Hill’s Corps, ANV at Gettysburg
HILL’S CORPS – Anderson’s Division – Mahone’s Brigade – Perry’s Brigade – Posey’s Brigade – Wilcox’s Brigade – Wright’s Brigade – Lane’s Battalion – Heth’s Division – Archer’s Brigade – Brockenbrough’s Brigade – Davis’ Brigade – Pettigrew’s Brigade – Garnett’s Battalion – Pender’s Division – Lane’s Brigade – Perrin’s Brigade – Scales’ Brigade – Thomas’ Brigade – Poague’s Battalion – Artillery Reserve – McIntosh’s Battalion – Pegram’s Battalion