Stuart’s Division served as a member of 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
STUART’S DIVISION MAJOR GENERAL J. E. B. STUART
Hampton’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton
Col. L. S. Baker
Robertson’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson
Fitz Lee’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
Jenkins’ Brigade Brig. Gen. A. G. Jenkins
Col. M. J. Ferguson
Jones’ Brigade Brig. Gen. William E. Jones
W. H. F. Lee’s Brigade Col. J. R. Chambliss Jr.
Stuart’s Horse Artillery
Six Batteries Major R. F. Beckham
Robertson’s and Jones’ Brigades with 3 batteries detached operating on right flank of the Army.
July 1. The Division on the march from Dover to Carlisle received information that the Confederate Army was concentrating at Gettysburg.
July 2. The advance near Gettysburg late in the afternoon engaged with Custer’s Cavalry Brigade at Hunterstown on the left and rear of Early’s Division.
July 3. Pursuant to order the Cavalry Division of four Brigades took position on the left in advance of Early on a ridge which controlled the open ground toward Hanover. Gregg’s Union Cavalry was massed in full view. The sharpshooters were advanced and soon engaged. The battle continued until near night being hotly contested. At night the Division withdrew to the York Road.
July 4. The Division was posted on the flanks and rear of the Army.
Casualties Killed 36 Wounded 140 Missing 64 Total 240
When was this photograph taken? December 15, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located Confederate Cavalry Avenue at Rummel Woods in East Cavalry Field.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was a U.S. Army officer from Virginia and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was known to his friends as “Jeb”, from the initials of his given names. Stuart was a cavalry commander known for his mastery of reconnaissance and the use of cavalry in support of offensive operations. While he cultivated a cavalier image (red-lined gray cape, yellow sash, hat cocked to the side with a peacock feather, red flower in his lapel, often sporting cologne), his serious work made him the trusted eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee’s army and inspired Southern morale. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (will open a pop up window).