The Bucktail Brigade at Gettysburg
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
55 Reynolds Ave S
“…we poured a most destructive fire upon their flanks…”: The Bucktail Brigade at Gettysburg featuring LBG Therese Orr
The Bucktail Brigade (143rd PA, 149th PA, 150th PA) of the Third Division, I Corps, arrived on the battlefield west of Gettysburg late morning of July 1. From their position along the Chambersburg Pike and among the building of the McPherson farm, they will endure enfilading artillery fire from the West and North, and face brigades from both Hill’s and Ewell’s Corps. Join LBG Therese Orr to learn about the actions of these “Bogus Bucktails”, including the heroics of the Color Company of the 149th PA. We will walk through the field between East and West McPherson Ridge to the McPherson farm; conditions permitting, from Chambersburg Pike to the railroad bed; and along the Pike to the 143rd PA monument. Be prepared for uneven and wet terrain. The tour will meet at the Reynold’s death monument and end at the 143rd PA monument. Please park along Reynolds Avenue.
Meeting place: Reynold’s Death Marker