The monument to Benning’s Georgia Brigade is south of Gettysburg on Confederate Avenue. (South Confederate Avenue tour map) A marker showing the position of the brigade on July 2nd is on Sickles Avenue northwest of the Devil’s Den. (Devil’s Den tour map)
From the monument
July 2. Arrived and formed line about 4 P. M. in rear of Law’s and Robertson’s Brigades and moving forward in support of these took prominent part in the severe conflict which resulted in the capture of Devil’s Den together with a number of prisoners and three guns of the 4th New York Battery.
July 3. Held Devil’s Den and the adjacent crest of rocky ridge until late in the evening when under orders the Brigade retired to position near here. Through mistake of orders the 15th Georgia did not retire directly but moved northward encountered a superior Union force and suffered considerable loss.
July 4. Occupied breastworks near here facing southward until midnight.
July 5. About 5 A. M. began the march to Hagerstown Md.
Present about 1500 Losses 509
Location of the monument to Benning’s Brigade
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the south side of South Confederate Avenue. It is about 700 feet south of the intersection with Emmitsburg Road. (39°47’21.5″N 77°15’14.7″W)
Position marker near the Devils Den
From the position marker
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
2nd 15th 17th 20th Georgia Infantry
July 2. Formed in line about 4 P. M. in rear of Law’s and Robertson’s Brigades and moving forward in support took active part in the conflict that resulted in the capture of Devil’s Den together with a number of prisoners and 3 guns of Smith’s 4th New York Battery.
Location of the position marker
The marker is south of Gettysburg at the Devil’s Den. It is on the west side of Sickles Avenue on the first curve after leaving the Devil’s Den parking area. (39°47’28.4″N 77°14’36.6″W)
Henry L. Benning
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning commanded the brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Benning was a Georgia politician and Justice on the Georgia State Supreme Court before the war.