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


The monument to Robertson’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: South Confederate Avenue) A marker showing the brigade’s position on July 2nd is on Sickles Avenue at the Devil’s Den. (Tour map: Devil’s Den)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson, a Texas politician, doctor and indian fighter who had been born in Kentucky.

Monument to Robertson's Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the marker:

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
Robertson’s Brigade
1st 4th 5th Texas and 3d Arkansas

July 2. Arrived on the field about 4 P. M. Advanced against the Union positions. The 4th and 5th Texas joined in the attack on Little Round Top which continued until dark. The 1st Texas and 3d Arkansas attacked and assisted in taking the Devil’s Den and Rocky Ridge with a number of prisoners and 3 guns of Smith’s 4th New York Battery.

July 3. At 2 A. M. the 1st Texas and 3d Arkansas were moved to the right and joined the 4th and 5th Texas on the northwest spur of Big Round Top. Three regiments occupied the breastworks there all day skirmishing hotly with Union sharpshooters. Early in the day the 1st Texas was sent to confront the Union Cavalry threatening the right flank. After night the Brigade took position near here.

July 5. About 5 A. M. began the march to Hagerstown Md.

Present about 1100 Losses about 540

Confederate Brigadier General Jerome B Robertson

Confederate Brigadier General Jerome B Robertson