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Barksdale's Brigade
Army CSA
Corps 1
Division 1
Brigade 2
Commander Brig. Gen. William Barksdale (mw)
Location West Confederate Avenue, Pitzer's Woods
C. S. A.
13th 17th 18th 21st Mississippi Infantry

July 2. Arrived about 3 P. M. and formed line here. Advanced at 5 P. M. and took part in the assault on the Peach Orchard and adjacent positions vigorously pursuing the Union forces as they retired. The 21st Regiment pushed on past the Trostle House and captured but were unable to bring off 9th Mass. Battery and I Battery 5th U. States. The other Regiments inclining more to the left pressed forward to Plum Run where they encountered fresh troops and a fierce conflict ensued in which Brig. Gen. Wm. Barksdale fell mortally wounded.

July 3. Supported artIllery on Peach Orchard Ridge. Withdrew from the front late in the afternoon.

July 4. In position near here all day. About midnight began the march to Hagerstown.

Present 1598 Killed 105 Wounded 550 Missing 92 Total 747

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