The monument to Anderson’s Division of the 3rd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 3 tour map)
From the monument
Wilcox’s Brigade Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox
Mahone’s Brigade Brig. Gen. William Mahone
Wright’s Brigade Bde. 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
About Richard Anderson
Richard H. Anderson was a career military officer from South Carolina and the grandson of a hero of the Revolution. He graduated from the West Point Class of 1842 and served on the western frontier until the Mexican War, where he fought at Verecruz, Contreras, Molino del Rey and in the capture of Mexico City.
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Location of the monument
The monument to Anderson’s Division is southwest of Gettysburg on the west side of West Confederate Avenue. The avenue is one way southbound. The monument is about 2,000 feet south of the State of Virginia monument and just past the State of Florida monument.