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

The monument to Armistead’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is southwest of Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 3)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead, a career Army officer from Virginia. Armistead is honored by a monument at the location inside The Angle he was mortally wounded leading Pickett’s Charge.

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

From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Pickett’s Division
Armistead’s Brigade
9th 14th 38th 53rd 57th Virginia Infantry

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

Confederate Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead

Confederate Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead