July 2 1863. Gettysburg Pa

02 Jul

John Stroud (youngest son of Thomas and Emilia Stroud) joined the McLeod Volunteers and went off to fight in the war between the states. The unit became Co H, 48th Georgia Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia and served under Ambrose R. Wright during the Gettysburg battle as well as other campaigns.

I will revisit this subject later on in more depth, since it was ‘grandaddy John’ that primarily got me into genealogy, and subsequently gathered information regarding the unit he fought with and their movements during the war.

Today is the anniversary of the 2nd day of Battle at Gettysburg.

Wright’s Brigade formed lines abt 5-6 pm and advanced past the Codori Farm to briefly route Federal troops and artillery at the crest of Cemetery Ridge.
Unsupported, they were forced to retreat, but they had succeeded in advancing farther to the ‘clump of trees’ and the stone wall than any other unit during the Battle of Gettysburg.
According to Hardee’s Tactics, Co H was the immediate right of the color guard.

Further reading and photos of Wright’s Bridage monument markers at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg. Panoramic view of the position along Cemetery Ridge reached by Brigadier General Ambrose Wright, CSA on July 2nd, 1863, Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

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