Confederate Headquarters Markers > Hill’s 3rd Corps > Anderson’s Division

The monument to Posey’s Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia is on West Confederate Avenue. (West Confederate Avenue – Pt. 3 tour map)

The brigade was commanded by Brigadier General Carnot Posey, a lawyer, district attorney and Mexican War veteran from Mississippi.

Monument to Posey's Brigade of the Army of northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill’s Corps Anderson’s Division
Posey’s Brigade
12th 16th 19th 48th Mississippi Infantry

July 2. Arrived and took position here in the morning. Through some misunderstanding of orders instead of the Brigade advancing in compact ranks in support of the troops on its right in their assault on the Union lines the regiments were ordered forward at different times. Deployed as skirmishers and fighting in detachments they pushed back the Union outposts and drove some artillerists for awhile from their guns but did not join in the attack upon the Union position on Cemetery Ridge.

July 3. Was held in reserve here supporting artillery in its front.

Present 1150 Killed 12 Wounded 71 Total 83

Confederate Brigadier General Carnot Posey

Confederate Brigadier General Carnot Posey