The monument for Gordon’s Brigade of Early’s Division of the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia is on East Confederate Avenue. (East Confederate Avenue tour map) A marker is north of Gettysburg on Barlow Knoll. (Howard Avenue East tour map)
From the marker on East Confederate Avenue
July 2. After participating in the operations of July 1st at Barlow Knoll and elsewhere it took position in the afternoon between the town and Rock Creek. When the assault was made at 8 P. M. on East Cemetery Hill the Brigade advanced to its support but was halted here because the expected reenforcements were unable to cooperate and it was evident that the assault would fail.
July 3. Remained here skirmishing with sharpshooters and exposed to artillery fire.
July 4. The Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Seminary Ridge. After midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1500 Killed 71 Wounded 270 Missing 39 Total 380
Position marker on Barlow Knoll
From the marker on Barlow Knoll
July 1. Arrived on the field from Harrisburg road in early afternoon and formed line on North side of Rock Creek. About 3 P. M. moved across the creek to support of Rodes’ left which was attacked from Barlow Knoll. Charged the Union forces upon this hill and after a most obstinate resistance succeeded in breaking the line. The Brigade was afterwards moved to the support of Smith’s Brigade on the York Road. The Brigade captured a large number of prisoners during the day.
July 2. Moved to the railroad in support of Hays’ and Avery’s Brigades in their attack on Cemetery Hill.
July 3. Occupied the position at foot of Cemetery Ridge and not engaged.
July 4. At 2 A. M. the Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Cashtown Road.
Casualties Killed 71 Wounded 270 Missing 39 Total 380
Location of the monument to Gordon’s Brigade
The monument to Gordon’s Brigade is southeast of Gettysburg on the east side of East Confederate Avenue about 400 feet south of the edge of town. (39°49’41.7″N 77°13’33.2″W) East Confederate Avenue is one way southbound.
About John Brown Gordon
Brigadier General John Brown Gordon commanded the brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gordon was a Georgia lawyer and businessman.