U. S. CIVIL WAR
General Henry Heth   100
Lee also ordered General Henry Heth's Division, of Hill's Corps, to the Orange Plank Road - Brock Road intersection (1). Heth's division of 6,700 men, now faced the 30,000 men comprising Hancock's Corps and Getty's division. Lee called back Wilcox, from his gap filler role, in order to support Heth and he arrived just in time to prevent the collapse of Heth's left flank. Only the thickness of the Wilderness, the confusion of battle, and darkness kept Hill from being overrun.
General Alexander Hays
As the battle for the Orange Plank Road - Brock Road intersection (1) see-sawed back and forth, General Alexander Hays's brigade joined the Federal troops. Hays stopped briefly to encourage the 63rd Pennsylvania (15) when he was shot in the head and died shortly thereafter.
General Alexander Hays Monument - 2000   (15)
Base of Hays Monument   (15)
GENERAL ALEXANDER HAYS POST NO. 3
DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA G.A.R.
DAVIS STAR CAMP, SONS OF VETERANS.
Text on Hays Monument   (15)
MAY 5, 1864
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