The monument to Armistead’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 3 tour map)
From the monument
July 2. Arrived about sunset and bivouacked on the western border of Spangler’s Woods.
July 3. In the forenoon formed line behind Kemper and Garnett east of the woods. When the cannonade ceased advanced to support Kemper’s and Garnett’s Brigades forming the right of Longstreet’s Corps. Its losses being less at first than those of the other brigades it passed the Emmitsburg Road in compact ranks and as the front line was going to pieces near the stone wall pushed forward and many of its men and some from other commands responding to the call and following Gen. L. A. Armistead sprang over the wall into the Angle and continued the desperate struggle until he fell mortally wounded beyond the stone wall.
July 4. Spent the day in reorganization and during the night began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1650 Killed 88 Wounded 460 Missing 643 Total 1191
About Lewis Armistead
Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead commanded the brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Armistead was a career Army officer from Virginia. There is a monument to Armistead at the location inside The Angle where he was mortally wounded leading Pickett’s Charge.
Location of the monument to Armistead’s Brigade
The monument is southwest of Gettysburg on the west side of West Confederate Avenue, which is one way southbound at this point. It is about 325 feet south of the State of Virginia monument. (39°48’45.1″N 77°15’07.3″W)