Confederate Headquarters – Longstreet’s First Corps – Hood’s Division


The monument to Anderson’s Brigade is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 5). A marker showing the brigade’s position on July 2 is on Cross Avenue in the Rose Woods (Monument map: Brooke Avenue).

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General George T. Anderson, a Mexican War veteran from Covington, Georgia. Anderson was wounded in the fighting near the Wheatfield on July 2nd. Lieutenant Colonel William Luffman of the 11th Georgia took over the brigade when Anderson was wounded.

Monument to Anderson's Georgia Brigade at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
Anderson’s Brigade
7th 8th 9th 11th 59th Georgia Infantry

July 2. Reached the field about 4 P. M. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being outflanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.

July 3. The Brigade was sent down Emmitsburg Road and assisted in repulsing and holding in check Union cavalry which sought to flank the division

July 4. Assisted in constructing works to protect the flank.

July 5. About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.

Present about 1800. Losses 671

 Marker for Anderson's Brigade of Hood's Division at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
Anderson’s Brigade
7th 8th 9th 11th 59th Georgia Infantry

July 2. Reached the field about 4 P. M. and formed line. The 7th Regiment was sent southward to watch the Union Cavalry. The others charged into the woods south of Wheatfield and dislodged the Union line from the stone fence. Being outflanked on left retired to crest of Rose Hill. Reinforced by parts of other Brigades they again advanced. The brigades advanced a third time and after a struggle occupied the woodland to its border in Plum Run Valley.

Confederate Brigadier General George T. Anderson

Confederate Brigadier General George T. Anderson